Last week, Congress allocated $425 million in new funding for election security leading up to the 2020 U.S. presidential election, which is a step in the right direction. Some experts, however, are saying that although the money is being appropriated in 2019, it may be too late to have an effect on the upcoming election.

 4iQ’s 2019 Identity Breach Report found that government was the fastest growing sector for the number of breach packages circulating in underground markets, increasing annually by 291%. With the upcoming election, defending government intelligence and voter information will be essential to protecting both individual privacy and our nation’s democracy.