The first coalition of cybersecurity nonprofits focused on tangible results identifies the solutions its member provide
New York – 3 November 2022: Nonprofit Cyber (https://nonprofitcyber.org), the first-of-its-kind coalition of global nonprofit cybersecurity organizations, today announced that it had published an index of cybersecurity solutions offered by its members: the Nonprofit Cyber Solutions Index. This is the first comprehensive index of actual cybersecurity capabilities provided by the NGO community. In particular, the index identifies a large selection of free or low-cost cybersecurity capabilities for individuals, small businesses, and others left behind in the current environment. Other solutions, such as information sharing platforms for enterprises, cybersecurity companies, and governments are also included.
The Solutions Index includes comprehensive information on each solution, including:
- What organization is providing the solution;
- Who is the audience, for example, individuals, small businesses, charities, or cybersecurity companies;
- What the solutions does;
- To whom is the solution available; and
- Where the solutions can be found.
The Solutions Index includes 120 solutions from 23 Nonprofit Cyber members. It can be found here: https://nonprofitcyber.org/nonprofit-cyber-solutions-index/. The Index can be used as a “finding aid” to find, for example, the solutions provided that are intended for law enforcement or cybersecurity personnel.
The “audiences” addressed are: All Businesses; Carriers/Communications; Content Providers; Critical Infrastructure; Cybersecurity Providers; Developers and Development Organizations; Elections Offices/Officials; Employees of Businesses and Government; Financial Institutions; Governments and Intergovernmental Organizations; Individuals; Governments: US State/Local/Tribal/Territorial (SLTT); Information Sharing Organizations; ISPs; Journalists; Law Enforcement; MSPs and MSSPs; National CERTs; Nonprofits/Charities; Registrars and Registries; Researchers; Security Operations Entities; Security Personnel; Small and Medium Businesses; and Web Developers.
The solutions identified fall into the following areas: Best Practices Development; Best Practices Sharing/Deployment; Collaborative Defensive Operations/Information Sharing; Cyber Hygiene Implementation; Cybercrime Prevention; Cybercrime Victim Assistance; Cybersecurity Awareness; Cybersecurity Certification; Cybersecurity Education (pre-college); Cybersecurity Measurement; Cybersecurity Testing; Cybersecurity Training and Workforce Development; Development of Tools and Services; Diversity and Inclusion; Research and Knowledge Development; Secure Development; and Standards.
“The Nonprofit Solutions Index shows the incredible breadth, depth, and diversity of the impacts that cyber nonprofits have on the ecosystem. And this is just the first step in aligning, organizing, and improving our work to help everyone,” said Tony Sager, Senior VP, Center for Internet Security, and co-chair of Nonprofit Cyber. “We request that other nonprofits providing cybersecurity solutions to the global community join Nonprofit Cyber to make us all more effective, working together,” said Philip Reitinger, President of the Global Cyber Alliance and the other co-chair of Nonprofit Cyber. In addition, these co-chairs urged the community to use the Solutions Index to understand the cybersecurity services already provided by the NGO community, and to add to, rather than duplicate, these capabilities.
“The Cyber Centre is extremely supportive of this initiative to curate and publish a list of cybersecurity solutions that help protect and mitigate against known cybersecurity risks. We welcome this effort of Nonprofit Cyber. Collaborative efforts like this, between governments, industry, academia and non-profits, are critical to our shared cyber defense,” said Sami Khoury, Head, Canadian Centre for Cyber Security.
“CISA commends the work of Nonprofit Cyber to curate cybersecurity solutions for businesses and enterprises of all sizes. This effort is an important step to thoughtfully collect the impactful work being done in the public and private sectors and in non-profits and academic institutions. It is through this type of collaboration that we will enhance the resilience of our global infrastructure,” said Kiersten Todt, Chief of Staff of the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency.
“Traditionally, non-profit organisations have been a source of social innovation in addressing diverse public problems, and cybersecurity makes no exception. Efforts from the non-profit community like NonProfit Cyber, and commitments from all stakeholders are essential in order to be effective in building the EU’s cyber resilience,” said Marina Kaljurand, Member of the European Parliament.
About Nonprofit Cyber
Nonprofit Cyber is a coalition of global nonprofit organizations formed to enhance joint action to improve cybersecurity. All coalition members are nonprofits that serve the public interest by developing, sharing, deploying, and increasing the awareness of cybersecurity best practices, tools, standards, and services.