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ImmuniWeb to Join Efforts with the CyberPeace Institute to Protect NGOs

May 10, 2022

ImmuniWeb will support cyber-defense and cyber-resilience of international organizations and other NGOs within the CyberPeace Builders’ program of the CyberPeace Institute.

In response to the intensifying hacking campaigns against Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs), ImmuniWeb joins the CyberPeace Builders’ program of the CyberPeace Institute.

The CyberPeace Institute is an independent and neutral non-governmental organization based in Geneva, Switzerland. Its mission is to ensure the rights of people to security, dignity and equity in cyberspace. By analyzing cyberattacks, the Institute exposes their societal impact, how international laws and norms are being violated, and advances responsible behavior to enforce cyber peace. The Institute works in close collaboration with international partners to reduce the harm from cyberattacks on people’s lives worldwide.

The CyberPeace Institute assists NGOs with cybersecurity support through a proven and trusted program specifically adapted to each NGO. Today, over 50% of NGOs are persistently targeted by sophisticated cyberattacks that pose a major threat to their humanitarian and social welfare activities around the globe. The situation is exacerbated by the global shortage of cybersecurity skills, leaving NGOs without technical and operational capabilities to detect and prevent intrusions in a timely way. Both nation-states and other cyber threat actors target NGOs in supply chain attacks to later exploit compromised systems in cyber operations.

The CyberPeace Builders’ program is designed to help NGOs with their cybersecurity whether they work locally or globally, and are supporting NGOs in crisis-affected areas across the globe, notably by:

  • Assisting NGOs through the provision of free cybersecurity support including threat analysis, cyber hygiene, vulnerability scanning, cybersecurity training, post-incident support, as well as data protection, legal and communication support.
  • Investigating cyberattacks to help prevent future attacks affecting the humanitarian and other critical sectors by identifying the vulnerabilities that attackers exploited, and alerting NGOs to risks and vulnerabilities.
  • Advocating for respect of laws and norms to protect NGOs from cyberattacks.

Within the CyberPeace Builders’ program, ImmuniWeb will be providing the CyberPeace Institute and the NGOs the Institute assists with access to its award-winning ImmuniWeb® AI Platform, delivering such cybersecurity capabilities as attack surface management, application security and Dark Web monitoring.

Ilia Kolochenko, Chief Architect and CEO at ImmuniWeb, says: “We are delighted to partner with the CyberPeace Institute to support their crucial mission and deploy our technology to further their laudable initiatives and projects around the globe. Today, NGOs play an essential role in building a sustainable and secure world, where people may feel protected not only from traditional risks and threats but also from the emerging cyber dangers. We look forward to delivering value and excellence to the CyberPeace Institute and all its stakeholders.

Adrien Ogée, Chief Operating Officer, CyberPeace Institute, comments: “The CyberPeace Builders network was founded on a powerful idea: providing cyber assistance at scale to vulnerable communities globally. We are grateful for the support provided by our global and diverse community, which enables us to mobilize and assist NGOs that provide essential services with cybersecurity awareness and support.

ImmuniWeb has been supporting sustainable development of the cybersecurity industry through the growing number of public-privacy partnerships with national CERTs, law enforcement agencies and international organizations like the UN ITU. Our free Community Edition is actively leveraged by SMEs, universities and small municipal governments around the globe to test and protect their digital infrastructure at no cost. The Community Edition currently runs over 100,000 daily tests.

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