With midterm elections looming and primaries already underway in many states, anxiety has been building over the possibility of cyberattacks that could impact voting.

Though officials and election security researchers alike are adamant that voters can trust the United States election system, they also acknowledge shortcomings of the current security setup.

For the last two years, Jigsaw's Project Shield has focused on fighting DDoS where it might be used for censorship around the world, offering free defenses to journalists, small publications, human rights groups, and election board sites.

Now, those tremendous resources and that technical expertise will extend to political campaigns.

"We've been doing Shield for a little over two years now, and we keep seeing this correlation where you see spikes in attacks particularly at organizations that have really important information around things like elections or conflict in the world," says George Conard, the Project Shield product manager at Jigsaw.

Though the US intelligence community and Department of Homeland Security has consistently said that no votes were changed as the result of Russian election meddling in the 2016 presidential race, news about election hacking continues to surface, reinforcing concerns about the future.

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