Campaigns and committees eligible for DDC services have access to free or lower cost cybersecurity products. Per the FEC opinion (see below) these can be give to the eligible entities with without needing to be recorded as in kind contributions. DDC tracks those donations in aggregate on its website www.defendcampaigns.org
Eligible groups for DDC services include active, registered national, federal candidate committees, federal campaigns and state parties (some limitations) satisfying one of the following requirements:
- House candidates that have at least $50,000 in receipts for the current election cycle
- Senate candidates that have at least $100,000 in receipts for the current election cycle
- House and Senate candidates who will appear on the general election ballot
- Presidential candidates who are polling above five percent in national polls.
On May 21, 2019 the Commission approved by tally vote an advisory opinion in response to a request from Defending Digital Campaigns, Inc. (DDC). The Commission concluded that DDC may provide free cybersecurity to federal candidate committees and national party committees under circumstances presented in the request and because of the demonstrated threat of foreign cyberattacks against party and candidate committees.
Find out if you are eligible to receive our services and get next steps in the process by emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org