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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.

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.

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

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.

CyberPeace Institute

CyberPeace Institute

Geneva, Switzerland

The CyberPeace Institute is a Geneva based organization protecting the most vulnerable in cyberspace. Independent and neutral, the Institute investigates and analyzes the human impact of systemic cyber threats, delivers free cybersecurity assistance, tracks the enforcement of international laws and norms and forecasts threats to Cyberpeace.


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.

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.

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. Even if the original document is dangerous and would normally hack your computer, Dangerzone will convert it into a safe PDF that you can open and read.

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


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.

CDR Link

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

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.


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


SecureDrop is an open-source whistleblower submission system that media organizations can use to securely accept documents from and communicate with anonymous sources.

NYC Libraries Digital Safety program

NYC Libraries Digital Safety program

New York Public Library - Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, 5th Avenue, New York, NY, USA

NYC Digital Safety: Privacy & Security is a partnership between New York City’s three library systems and METRO, a library resources council serving NYC and Westchester County. With support from the City of New York Mayor’s Office of the Chief Technology Officer, the project will ensure that NYC residents can rely on public libraries for their questions about internet privacy and security.

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.

Project Galileo

Project Galileo

101 Townsend St San Francisco, CA 94107

If you are an organization working in the arts, human rights, civil society, journalism, or democracy, you can apply for Project Galileo to get Cloudflare’s cybersecurity protection



Harlem, Manhattan, New York, NY, USA

CryptoHarlem is a Digital Surveillance Clinic that has been meeting on a monthly basis since 2013 in the Harlem neighborhood of New York City. It is always open to the public and completely free of charge.

Digital Defense Fund

Digital Defense Fund

United States of America (the)

We are Digital Defense Fund, and we do digital security for the abortion access movement.

The Digital First Aid Kit

The Kit offers a set of self-diagnostic tools for human rights defenders, bloggers, activists and journalists facing attacks themselves, as well as providing guidelines for digital first responders to assist a person under threat.

SOAP Security for Organisations through Automated Policymaking

The free and simple tool that enables civil society organizations to build better security policies.


Psiphon is a free and open-source internet censorship circumvention tool that uses a combination of secure communication and obfuscation technologies, providing open access to the internet for millions of citizens around the world.

The Citizen Lab at the University of Toronto

The Citizen Lab at the University of Toronto

Munk School of Global Affairs and Public Policy, Devonshire Place, Toronto, ON, Canada

The Citizen Lab is an interdisciplinary laboratory based at the Munk School of Global Affairs & Public Policy, University of Toronto, focusing on research, development, and high-level strategic policy and legal engagement at the intersection of information and communication technologies, human rights, and global security.

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