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Access Now’s Digital Security Helpline
Access Now’s 24/7, multilingual, and free technical support for civil society organizations seeking advice on digital security or needing emergency assistance.
Easy-to-use click-through guide on cybersecurity measures that are peer-reviewed by a committee of experts.
CPJ Journalist Security Guide
Guidance on best security practices tailored to journalists and reporters, with a section dedicated to digital threats. ‘Safety notes’ provide a quick-start guide with actionable points.
Digital First Aid Kit
Provides preliminary support for common digital threats, including a set of self-diagnostic tools for human rights defenders, bloggers, activists and journalists, and guidelines to assist a person under threat.
Tailors traditional risk assessment and penetration testing methodologies to smaller non-profit organizations operating in the developing world. See translation tab for different languages (only portions of the website may be available).
Strategy manual for human rights defenders and civil society groups for integrating physical, psycho-social, and digital security, taking readers from learning to strategizing to action.
An expert guide by the Electronic Frontier Foundation on protecting against online spying and best practices for online communication. Versions in different languages may differ significantly.
Tainted Leaks: Disinformation and Phishing with a Russian Nexus
Helpful for understanding politically-motivated phishing attacks on civil society groups, through an in-depth examination of one case
Communities @ Risk: Targeted Digital Threats Against Civil Society
Report on a four year study involving ten civil society groups, looking at the technical, social, and political nature of targeted digital threats.
Digital Impact Toolkit
Resources for using data safely and ethically for civil society groups, including sample data-use policies and grant opportunities.
Speak Up and Stay Safe(r): A Guide to Protecting Yourself from Online Harassment
Guide on keeping safe from individuals, groups, and cybermobs online, written by those who have been the targets of cyber attacks.
Security in a Box
A set of guides and toolkits with safety resources, programs, and services for those newer to digital security. Versions in different languages may differ significantly.
App that provides digital and physical security advice tailored to human rights defenders, journalists and aid workers. Funded by the Open Technology Fund.
Video series on using tools for information security, tailored to journalists and reporters
Defending Politically Vulnerable Organizations Online
Overview of the online threat landscape faced by civil society organizations and the ecosystem that exists to support them.
Crash Override Resources
A resource center for people experiencing online abuse.
Safe and smart use of digital media
Website with resources for different target groups on fake news, cyber security, digital literacy, filter bubbles, online polarisation, and much more. Videos, articles and checklists are also available.