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Microsoft releases new security tools for political campaigns to combat hacking attempts

Microsoft president Brad Smith speaks at the annual Microsoft shareholders meeting Wednesday, Nov. 29, 2017, in Bellevue, Wash. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson) WAET WAET

Accountguard tools and training are comparable to the technology level offered to government and big corporate customers. The service is the newest part of Microsoft's Defending Democracy program which aims to make elections secure.

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