The Information Safety & Capacity (ISC) Project is focused on providing advanced, sustained information security assistance to civil society organizations, human rights activists, and independent media in countries where values of free expression, journalistic reporting, online communications, and advocacy are critical to social liberalization and development, yet potentially risky to personal safety.
The ISC Project provides mentoring and support services to assist stakeholders in mitigating threats to their online and mobile communications. These threats can include third-party monitoring of email traffic and content, attacks or forced closure of websites, computer infection by malware and viruses, recording of SMS/text messaging and mobile telephone conversations, and broad censorship of online content.
What We Do
Since 2011, the ISC Project has successfully built a global coalition of more than 365 local partner organizations across countries with closed and closing civic spaces. Our trainings and technical assistance have reached more than 5,200 representatives of civil society organizations (CSOs), independent media, and human rights groups through the provision of the following services:
Cybersecurity Training of Trainers workshops
Training on Internet Governance
Cyber Security, Intenet Governance/Internet Freedom, data governance support, and advocacy campaign development for civil society organizations
Servicing advancing digital needs of local partners
Country digital security assessments
Organizational ICT security audits
Engagement with marginalized populations
Training of specialized audiences
Digital landscape country assessment
Implementing country-specific digital strategy
Where We Work
AFRICA: South Africa, Zimbabwe, Lesotho, DRC, Tanzania, and CAR
EUROPE: Ukraine, North Macedonia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo, Albania, and Serbia
THE CAUCASUS: Azerbaijan, Armenia, and Georgia
ASIA: Tajikistan, Kazakhstan, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, and Cambodia
AMERICAS: Ecuador, Nicaragua, Brazil, and Venezuela
MENA: Iraq, and Syria
Our global team is situated worldwide in North America, Europe, Asia, and South America.
This team of professionals ensure project leadership, management of the Internet governance/freedom unit, execution of global activities and partnerships, and include experienced finance and administrative professionals.