Through our Digital Security and Privacy programme, we work with rights advocates, journalists, activists and others to build their digital security skills.
We do this through:
- intensive trainings with small groups (normally 2-5 days)
- flash interventions, where we offer advice and materials at large-scale advocacy events.
- toolkits and guides, often available both online and in booklet forms
- short films and animations
- talks and panels
TRAININGS, WORKSHOPS, FLASH INTERVENTIONS AND TALKS
In 2014 we reached almost 2,000 people directly through more than 60** digital security trainings and workshops, flash interventions, consultancies, and training-of trainer events, and reached more than 1,400 through talks, panels, and webinars.
TOOLKITS AND GUIDES
**Security in-a-box: This is ourmain toolkit for digital security is developed in 2009 with Frontline Defenders. Since then it has been regularly updated, and is available in 15 languages.
- Community Guides: In the last few years we've developed a number of context-specific guides. These guides are based on Security in-a-box, but have added chapters written for, and in collaboration with, specific communities: LGBTI communities in the Middle East and North Africa (2013), LGBTI communities in sub-Saharan Africa (2014), and Environmental Rights Defenders in sub-Saharan Africa (2014)
FILMS AND ANIMATIONS
Our Survival in the Digital Age** films are a few years old now, but are still very relevant and much-used. Our protagonist is ONO Robot; in these films he takes you through the technologies you use (computers, the internet, mobile phones) and looks the risks each technology might pose to your safety and privacy.
**We have two main applied research projects currently in development:
Holistic Security, a project which aims to bring together the digital security, physical security and psycho-social well-being issues a human rights defender may face. We're currently working on holistic security materials, to be published later in 2015.
Habit change: Moving from knowing to acting: Even when advocates understand the risks, they often do not change their digital habits and practices. Why, and what can be changed? The first results from our research will be published in 2015.
Security in-a-box [key project]
Women's bodies on digital battlefields
A short summary in English of an 18 month long study of Latin American and Caribbean pro-choice activists' resistance to attacks online and offline.
Architectures of online harassment
Tactical Tech's Gender & Tech project hosted a workshop with Caroline Sinders to explore what design thinking approaches could tell us about understanding online harassment. Here, Maya Ganesh writes about this workshop in two parts.
Digital security in human rights
Looking at how human rights defenders learn about and adopt digital security practices.
Other than women: exploring harassment and difference online
A Satellite Session at Rightscon by Tactical Tech
A strategy manual to help human rights defenders maintain their well-being in action.
A collection of digital security training materials - videos, toolkits, guides - by us and others.
Cert check me
helps you understand security warnings and evaluate the risks involved if you choose to override them.
A series of animations on encryption/decryption tool GNU Privacy Guard (GPG)
Digital security trainings [2005-]
Digital security for environmental rights defenders in sub-saharan africa
Digital Security tools and tactics for Environmental Rights Defenders in sub-Saharan Africa.
Ono digital security game
Game for digital security training.
Gender and tech institute
Privacy advocacy and digital security from a gender perspective.
Returning to tech after online harassment
How does our relationship with technology change following an online attack?
Digital security: tools and tactics for the lgbti community in the middle east and north africa
Security in a Box Community Focus: Arabic-speaking LGBT Community
Survival in the digital age: ono robot
Survival in the Digital Age
Keeping your site alive
Keeping Your Site Alive
Learn about tor
Tor's Hidden Services
Flash training materials
Flash Training Materials
Noir digital security films
Noir Digital Security Films