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Transformative Cyber Innovation Lab

The Transformative Cyber Innovation Lab (TCIL or Lab) will find and nurture technologically feasible, testable pilot projects which begin to solve some of the hardest cyber problems afflicting the national security industrial base and our country.

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.

OpenTrustwire

Trustwire gives you strong end-to-end encryption while keeping it simple to use. Trustwire is web-based, so users don't need to download or install apps, and they can manage or exchange files whether they are overseas or just down the street.

Totem

Totem is an online learning platform on using digital security tools and tactics effectively for journalists, activists, and trainers.

Mailfence

Mailfence

Rue Middelbourg, Watermael-Boitsfort, Belgium

Secure and private email service with collaboration suite.

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.

Rarenet

Rarenet runs joint activities that aim to improve coordinated response, education and advocacy in cyber security threats affecting civil society and activism online.

Red Team Lab at Open Tech Fund

Red Team Lab at Open Tech Fund

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

The lab focuses on improving the software security of projects that advance OTF’s Internet freedom goals by ensuring that code, data, and people behind the tools have what they need to create a safer experience for people experiencing repressive information controls online.

Guardian Project

Guardian Project creates easy to use secure apps, open-source software libraries, and customized mobile devices that can be used around the world by any person looking to protect their communications and personal data from unjust intrusion, interception and monitoring.

SOAP Security for Organisations through Automated Policymaking

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

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.

CryptoHarlem

CryptoHarlem

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.

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

Project Shield

Project Shield

New York City

Project Shield uses Google’s infrastructure to protect independent news sites from distributed denial of service attacks (DDoS), a type of digital attack that exploits thousands or even millions of computers to overwhelm a website’s servers and take it offline.

Digital Defenders Partnership

We support Human Rights Defenders facing digital threats and work to strengthen local rapid response networks.

eclips.is

eclips.is is a free, lightweight platform where you can launch your (virtual) servers. It is funded by Open Technology Fund (OTF) to facilitate an easy accessible cloud infrastructure.

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.

Gender and Technology Institutes

In partnerships with local and international organisations, each GTI has further developed specific facilitation methodologies and training contents addressing the risks, attacks and contexts faced by activist women in the region.

Safetag

SAFETAG adapts traditional penetration testing and risk assessment methodologies to be relevant to smaller non-profit organizations.

Defend Our Movements

Defend Our Movements is a web based clearinghouse of the most up-to-date and useful information about protecting your devices and data—whether on the Internet, through cell phone communications, or in your home or office.

Tor Project

Defend yourself against tracking and surveillance. Circumvent censorship.

Cloudflare for Campaigns

Cloudflare for Campaigns

101 Townsend St San Francisco, CA 94107

It is designed to make it easier for all political campaigns and parties, especially those with small teams and limited resources, to get access to cybersecurity services.

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

Intra

Intra

New York City

Intra is an Android app that protects against DNS manipulation, making it easy to access blocked websites and apps and get safer access to the internet.

SecureDrop

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

Digital Attack Map

Digital Attack Map

New York City

Digital Attack Map visualizes the most powerful DDoS attacks happening in the world right now

Secure Usability and Accessibility Lab at Open Tech Fund

Secure Usability and Accessibility Lab at Open Tech Fund

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

OTF’s Secure Usability and Accessibility Lab offers secure usability and user-interface assistance to Internet freedom and digital security tools to help them recognise and solve usability challenges that hampered the adoption of those tools in repressive contexts.

Colnodo

Colnodo

Colnodo, Diagonal 40a, Bogota, Colombia

Digital security training and resources in Colombia

Psiphon

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.

Project Defenders Sustainable Emergency Grants

Any NGO, human rights or media organisation that faces threats due to the work they are doing, can apply for this grant.

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