Microsoft 365 for Campaigns aims to secure election campaigns

What you need to know

  • Microsoft 365 for Campaigns aims to secure political campaigns.
  • The tool eases the burden on IT administrators of campaigns.
  • It's easy to add or remove people from systems to ensure security.

Microsoft recently launched Microsoft 365 for Campaigns, a tool which aims to ease the process of securing political campaigns. Microsoft emphasized in their blog post announcing the tool (opens in new tab) that campaigns can often be stretched due to limited funding or resources. Microsoft 365 for Campaigns is designed to work "regardless of level of technical experience."

Microsoft 365 for Campaigns can help campaigns regarding email, filesharing, collaboration, cloud storage, and conference calls. Some of the core features of the tool include:

  • Multi-factor authentication: Additional security through an extra authentication step at sign-in
  • Office 365 Advanced Threat Protection: Protects email from phishing and malware attacks
  • Mobile app protection: Secures access to sensitive data on mobile devices and in mobile applications while leaving personal data like photos and text messages untouched
  • Document classification and protection: Allows people to label documents as confidential and identifies content like credit cards or social security numbers, applying policies for encryption and sharing
  • Update prioritization: Accelerates the installation of security patches and feature updates to installed Office apps

Microsoft 365 for Campaigns is available for $5 per user per month, and individuals can be added or removed quickly to ensure that only specific people have access to campaign systems.

Microsoft 365 for Campaigns is part of Microsoft's Defending Democracy Program (opens in new tab). It is initially available only in the United States.

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