Google has released an official announcement early this week stating to offer Cybersecurity training to state lawmakers, and their staff in entire North America from mid this month.
The training will help in better preparing the staff in mitigating the cyber threats that might target the 2022 midterm elections.
Dubbed as Cybersecurity for State leaders, the initiative will help the staff and the law-makers inculcate themselves about the threats lurking in the cyber landscape, especially those from adversaries. It will also recommend measures to protect individuals against cyber threats.
National Cybersecurity Center will assist the internet juggernaut in fulfilling the objective of Google and is expected to education individuals from both public and private sector.
Participation from tech companies like Microsoft, Amazon, IBM and Apple is also expected in the program along with those leading the government.
“Election trust can only be achieved in America when the entire critical infrastructure remains well protected from all variants of sophisticated cyber attacks. And the Alphabet Inc’s subsidiary is said to help achieve the aim”, says LaRose from Republican Party.
Note 1- Security researchers say that the move is said to bolster the digital defense infrastructure of the entire nation as the said web search giant has access to humongous amounts of data created by humans across the world. And the latest initiative shows how committed is the tech giant in safeguarding the data of online users and help safeguard the election trust among public.
Note 2-The 2022 United States mid-term elections are scheduled to be held on November 8th, 2022 and will be the first election event after the redistricting took place as per the 2020 US Census.