DIGITAL SECURITY IS A NECESSARY INTERVENTION
DIGITAL SECURITY TRAINING
Gratefully appreciative of the Partnership with WOUGNET and DHRLabs, I sincerely thank you for the opportunity and confidence exhibited in me while Digital Security Training took the centre stage.
End-user trainings, which vary dramatically in scope and length, typically convene some mix of human rights defenders, activists, and media producers (bloggers, journalists, or citizen reporters) to focus on tools, tactics, and concepts that facilitate the safe use of digital resources.
The relatively small pool of digital security experts capable of training in the human rights and development fields limits the degree to which this community can grow and respond rapidly, however.
Cumulatively, these efforts endeavor to support civil society, human rights defenders, activists, and journalists in their attempts to access, share and communicate information in repressive contexts without compromising themselves or their colleagues. Targeting women victims of Gender Based Violence was always going to be NOT only a good thing BUT also the only path to securing their online presence.
Cybersecurity training has come a long way in the last few years. Back in the day, security training was largely reserved for IT security specialists and then extended to include IT personnel in general. These days, all Human Rights Defenders need to be well educated in security best practices and good habits if the organization wishes to steer clear of ransomware and malware.
The current focus of most security awareness training initiatives is on phishing – and with good reason. Phishing is responsible for the bulk of breaches. I greatly appreciate the trainees for the soberness through the whole week and their sincere appreciation towards our efforts to make them aware of the trends in Digital world.