Cloudflare is on a mission to help build a better Internet. As one of the world’s largest networks, we believe it is our duty to help protect the most vulnerable voices and most critical institutions on the Internet.
In September 2017, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security informed 21 states that their voter registration files or public election websites had been targeted for cyber attack. Among the many things state and local officials are responsible for in the election space are election websites. Just like every other Internet property, election websites need to be fast, they need to be reliable, and they need to be secure. Yet, scarce budgets too often prevent governments from getting the right resources to prevent attacks and stay online.
Athenian Project gives our Enterprise-level protection and performance for free.
Athenian Project protects against these vulnerabilities.
Protect Voter Data and Election Integrity
Prevent attackers and nation-state actors from compromising the integrity of elections by stealing sensitive voter data.
Stay Online During Peak Times
Web traffic during election cycles can vary. Cloudflare keeps websites online and performant during peak times.
Prevent Website Defacement
Website defacement can be the result of brute force login attacks. Cloudflare stops attacks of this nature, preventing the proliferation of inaccurate information.
Learn how to protect your election website
Sign up for Athenian Project
Athenian Project is free and open to all U.S. state, county, or municipal government sites related to:
Signing up with Athenian Project
We’ll walk you step-by-step through adding your election website to Cloudflare.
Tailoring Your Cloudflare
Now that you are on Cloudflare, we’ll show you how to turn on the most common security features to make the most of your free Enterprise-level protection.