Have you been hacked?    If you suspect or know your campaign, campaign consultant or vendor has been hacked, call (323) 813-5788 immediately. We recommend against using email accounts if you suspect your network may have been compromised as this may unnecessarily alert the attackers.

What we do

Every day, millions of dollars in donations are jeopardized by campaigns and organizations that have failed to implement the most basic security protocols—at every level. Candidates, campaign managers, staff, key consultants, and vendors often use their own devices with literally no common security policies.

The dangers, as we saw in the last election, are real and incidents occur at EVERY level.

Campaign Defense, Inc. provides practical instructions, training, and guidance to lower political and advocacy campaigns’ risk from cyber attacks, malware, and infiltration.

Not an IT service, CDI’s team are experienced political operatives, and we know that campaigns operate within a unique, and often ad-hoc environment that makes them particularly vulnerable.

In cases where an incident has occurred, we quarterback the response: coordinating the technical and legal experts, and working with your team to understand the next steps, both operationally, politically, and from a public relations standpoint.

Significantly Reduce Your Risk of Hacking or a Cyber Attack and Subsequent Liability

Our Process

  • Exposure analysis of your campaign
  • Know the threat and what your campaign or organization is legally required to do
  • Customized protocols to handle sensitive data
  • Customized staff and vendor data handling procedures to reduce exposure
  • Staff training
  • IT recommendations/protocols
  • Assistance in securing necessary IT/hardware/software resources

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If Your Campaign has Been Hacked or Attacked

  • One stop shop to secure top-level legal, incident response, and data forensic services
  • Coordinated rapid response public relations services by people who know political campaigns and understand campaign dynamics

If you’ve been hacked or attacked, call this number now (323) 813-5788, or email us here.

Campaigns, candidates, and consultants are exceptionally vulnerable to cyber attacks, malware and breaches.

Contributing factors

  • Limited to no-IT infrastructure
  • Key personnel and strategists working off their own computer with no private network or protocols
  • Poor handling of critical data, plans, records, and research
  • High volume of data transfer between vendors
  • No common practices


Preparatory training and protocols:

  • Threat assessment and exposure analysis based on your specific campaign workflow
  • Customized staff data and cyber security protocols
  • Custom staff and contractor data handling agreement language
  • Vendor protocols and agreement language
  • Two hours of staff/consultant/candidate training (via shared screen)
  • Best practices instruction sheets
  • One hour of legal consultation provided by an expert cyber-security attorney
  • Passwords/usage policy
  • Record Retention/Destruction Policy
  • Incident response plan
  • BYOD Usage/Policy
  • Mobile Device Usage/Policy
  • Encryption Usage/Policy
  • Review of Security Obligations to Donors
  • Security/Confidentiality Requirements for Vendors with Information Access
  • Assistance in securing necessary IT/hardware/software resources

Post-incident Response Coordination

  • Securing data forensic and technical partners/investigators
  • Connecting you with legal experts in cyber-security
  • Quarterbacking the response across all involved entities
  • Providing cyber-security related crisis response messaging and communications management
  • Coordinating incident-related rapid response communications to staff and vendors

Pricing: The cost of our services is dependent on the size of your campaign (and if in the incident response phase, the nature of the breach/attack). Please contact us at (323) 813-5788 for more information or email ops@campaigndefense.com

Latest News

October 22, 2019

State Scoop: Ransomware Attacks Map chronicles a growing threat

In May, Allan Liska, an intelligence analyst at the cybersecurity firm Recorded Future, published research that caught the attention of security analysts and government officials everywhere. […]
August 8, 2019

Campaigns & Elections: How to do Cybersecurity Triage

Much like you don’t need to know brain surgery to save someone in an accident, there are easy steps that you and your organization can take […]
February 15, 2019

CNN: Head of security at DNC issues stark warning to presidential candidates

New York (CNN)The Democratic National Committee’s head of cybersecurity is warning presidential primary candidates that the best time for hackers to target their campaigns is right […]
August 21, 2018

AP: FBI probes computer hacks in California House campaigns

HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif. (AP) — The FBI launched investigations after two Southern California Democratic U.S. House candidates were targeted by computer hackers, though it’s unclear whether […]
August 15, 2018

Rolling Stone: Documents Reveal Successful Cyberattack in California Congressional Race

WASHINGTON — FBI agents in California and Washington, D.C., have investigated a series of cyberattacks over the past year that targeted a Democratic opponent of Rep. […]
August 3, 2018

Roll Call: Campaigns Grapple With Cybersecurity as Russian Threat Looms

Amid increased warnings of Russian interference in the midterm elections — and evidence that hackers are targeting candidates — congressional campaigns are trying to balance cybersecurity […]

We’re here

Securing your campaign from hackers should be priority number one when building your team and handling your sensitive information. Let’s talk.

If you suspect or know your campaign, campaign consultant or vendor has been hacked, call (323) 813-5788 immediately. We recommend against using email accounts if you suspect your network may have been compromised as this may unnecessarily alert the attackers.

Phone: (323) 813-5788

Email: ops@campaigndefense.com


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