10 May 2023

The impact of cyber attacks on vulnerable populations serviced by non-governmental organisations (NGOs) is often overlooked, but they can affect communities already exposed to poverty, violence, and other threats/risks. WithSecure™ (formerly known as F-Secure Business) is now offering the support of its cyber security professionals to these groups through the CyberPeace Builders programme.

The programme, managed by the CyberPeace Institute, connects cyber security professionals with NGOs. According to information from the CyberPeace Institute, only one in ten NGOs provide regular cyber security training to staff. Three out of four do not monitor their networks, and four out of five do not have cyber security plans.