WithSecure, formerly known as F-Secure Business, is offering the support of its cybersecurity professionals to vulnerable populations serviced by non-governmental organisations (NGOs) groups through the CyberPeace Builders program.
The program, managed by the CyberPeace Institute, connects cybersecurity professionals with NGOs. According to information from the CyberPeace Institute, only one in 10 NGOs provide regular cybersecurity training to staff. Three out of four do not monitor their networks and four out of five do not have cybersecurity plans.
At the same time, these organisations can manage millions or even billions of dollars in donations, which draws the attention of cybercriminals.
“NGOs are increasingly targeted by criminal and state actors online, for the sensitive data they hold, for the funds they raise and for the very operations they conduct on the ground. These precious resources are critical to the vulnerable populations that NGOs protect, yet NGOs have a hard time attracting and retaining cyber talent,” said Stéphane Duguin, CEO of the CyberPeace Institute.
“The CyberPeace Builders provides cybersecurity professionals with a platform to use their unique knowledge and skills to help protect some of the world’s most vulnerable communities.”
WithSecure’s participation in the CyberPeace Builders program represents an evolution of the co-operation between WithSecure and the CyberPeace Institute. The two organisations have worked together since 2021 in areas including intelligence gathering, reverse engineering malware, forensic analysis of cyber incidents and cyber-risk assessments.Click below to share this article