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Information Sharing and Analysis Centers (ISACs)

Information Sharing and Analysis Centers (ISACs) are non-profit organizations that provide a central resource for gathering information on cyber threats (in many cases to critical infrastructure) as well as allow two-way sharing of information between the private and the public sector about root causes, incidents and threats, as well as sharing experience, knowledge and analysis. In many EU Member States, ISAC or similar initiatives exist.

Cyber Policy Awards

Cyber Policy Awards

Washington, DC

The Institute for Security and Technology (IST), in partnership with the Center for Cybersecurity Policy and Law, is pleased to announce the inaugural edition of The Cyber Policy Awards—an annual gathering of the U.S. cyber policy community to honor and celebrate those who drove significant progress in the preceding year, and to make resolutions for the new year.

Cloudflare Athenian Project

We created Athenian Project to ensure that state and local governments have the highest level of protection and reliability for free, so that their constituents have access to election information and voter registration.

Global Cyber Alliance Cybersecurity Toolkit for Mission-Based Organizations

This set of free tools, guidance, and training is designed to help organizations take key cybersecurity steps and be more secure.


Bypass censorship by disguising web traffic. A feature in Tor Browser, Onion Browser, and Orbot.

Citizen Clinic

Citizen Clinic

Berkeley, California, USA

Citizen Clinic is a public-interest cybersecurity clinic at UC Berkeley.

Consortium of Cybersecurity Clinics

Consortium of Cybersecurity Clinics

United States of America (the)

We are training the next generation of cyber leaders and safeguarding community organizations.

Cybersecurity Campaign Playbook

The information assembled here is for any campaign in any party. It was designed to give you simple, actionable information that will make your campaign’s information more secure from adversaries trying to attack your organization—and our democracy.

Institute for Security and Technology

Institute for Security and Technology

United States of America (the)

We design and advance solutions to the world's toughest emerging security threats

Digital Society of Africa

Digital Society of Africa (DSA) works to strengthen the resilience and ability of frontline activists; human rights defenders and other at-risk groups in the region to independently recognize and respond to digital threats and attacks.

APAC Cybersecurity Fund, Google’s philanthropic arm, is providing $15M to The Asia Foundation to launch the APAC Cybersecurity Fund in partnership with CyberPeace Institute and Global Cyber Alliance to bolster cyber capabilities of 300,000 underserved micro and small businesses, nonprofits, and social enterprises.

Cyber Secure The Hague

Cyber Secure The Hague

The Hague, Netherlands

A non-profit consortium will offer free cybersecurity support to almost 200 humanitarian NGOs in The Hague in the next 1.5 years.



Ireland (Éire)

The objective of the UnderServed Project is to develop a platform for reporting and analysing threats, intended for sectors that are vulnerable to cyberattacks yet lack the resources to mitigate them effectively.

CyberPeace Institute

CyberPeace Institute

Geneva, Switzerland

The CyberPeace Institute is a Geneva based organization protecting the most vulnerable in cyberspace

Open Briefing

We also provide consultancy and advisory to help nonprofits and foundations take the right risks when supporting and resourcing grassroots change. We enhance your organisation’s security risk management, information security and data protection, and staff care and wellbeing.


You can install Dangerzone on your Mac, Windows, or Linux computer, and then use it to open a variety of types of documents: PDFs, Microsoft Office or LibreOffice documents, or images

Microsoft AccountGuard

Microsoft AccountGuard is a cybersecurity service that adds an extra layer of protection to the high-risk, highly-targeted organizations that underpin a healthy democracy, including those in the political, elections, journalism, thinktank, human rights and nonprofit sectors.

Apple iOS Lockdown Mode

Lockdown Mode is an optional, extreme protection that’s designed for the very few individuals who, because of who they are or what they do, might be personally targeted by some of the most sophisticated digital threats. Most people are never targeted by attacks of this nature.

Election Cyber Readiness Network

IFES’s Election Cyber Readiness Network (ECRN) is designed to bring together key technology partners, election commissions, and other stakeholders to form regional and national strategies to protect elections from digital threats and support long-term electoral integrity.

Guia de Proteção para Defensoras e Defensores de Direitos Humanos

A publicação visa colaborar na construção de estratégias de proteção, fomentando oficinas coletivas com defensoras e defensores de direitos humanos (DDHs), movimentos sociais e organizações da sociedade civil.

Digital Safetea

Digital Safetea

Kampala, Uganda

An interactive game presenting scenarios to learn about existing and emerging digital safety issues

Cyber Defense Assistance Collaborative (CDAC)

The Cyber Defense Assistance Collaborative (CDAC) is a group of leading cybersecurity companies, former U.S. government officials, and top U.S. cyber defense leaders who came together to provide operational cyber defense assistance to Ukraine during the 2022 Russian invasion.

Hâck The Hague

Hâck The Hague

The Hague, Netherlands

The municipality has been organising the Hâck The Hague hacking competition since 2017. During Hâck The Hague ethical hackers try to penetrate the municipality's computer systems. This is how they test the digital security of The Hague.

Make DMs Safe

In an increasingly dangerous world, there’s one simple thing every messaging platform must do right now: make our messages safe using end-to-end encryption.

Amnezia VPN

Free service to create a personal VPN on your server. Helps to access blocked content without revealing privacy even to VPN providers.

Website that shows you all the information other websites can glean when you visit them

Cybersecurity Handbook for Civil Society Organizations

A guide for civil society organizations looking to get started on a cybersecurity plan

Digital Wellness Check

Risk Assessments Made Beautiful! A framework and methodology to holistically assess an organization’s digital health, highlight areas of excellence, and provide a visual roadmap of recommended improvements.

CDR Link

People can request digital security help using their everyday messaging apps. We provide secure Signal, Whatsapp & Telegram channels for your community.


Save (Share Archive Verify Encrypt) by OpenArchive enables you to safely preserve, organize, and share your mobile media. Designed with and for newsrooms, human rights defenders, and archivists, Save keeps you in control of your mobile media at all times.


Disinformation is threatening our ability to get credible facts. Built on our trusted technology stack, Waterbear helps you fight back.


MetaCert tells you which links are safe and which websites you can trust.

Tor Browser for Android

Tor Browser for Android Experience real private browsing without tracking, surveillance, or censorship.

NYU Tandon Cybersecurity for Democracy

NYU Tandon Cybersecurity for Democracy

New York University, New York, NY, USA

Cybersecurity for Democracy is a research-based effort to expose online threats to our social fabric – and recommend how to counter them. We are part of the Center for Cybersecurity at NYU.

Defending Digital Campaigns

Defending Digital Campaigns makes our political process more secure by providing political parties and campaigns with knowledge, products and services to defend themselves from cyber threats and attacks.




DDoS protection for civil society groups

Open Tech Fund

Open Tech Fund

2025 M Street Northwest, Downtown, Washington, DC 20036, USA

SUPPORTING INTERNET FREEDOM WORLDWIDE Without Fear of Repressive Censorship or Surveillance.


Protecting democratic elections through secure, verifiable voting

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