Practical Insights on Digital Security

6 African Governments Are Conducting Illegal Digital Surveillance of Citizens

6 African Governments Are Conducting Illegal Digital Surveillance of Citizens

Published on: Mar 17 2022 by Guest Writer - 2 Comments
The right to privacy and to private communications is a fundamental human right that is enshrined in African constitutions, international human rights conventions...
10 Ways Cybersecurity Can Improve Digital Development Outcomes

10 Ways Cybersecurity Can Improve Digital Development Outcomes

Published on: Jan 27 2022 by Guest Writer - Comments Off on 10 Ways Cybersecurity Can Improve Digital Development Outcomes
Rapid digital transformation – underpinned by affordable communications and cheap devices – has introduced new risks and vulnerabilities that cannot be ignored....
New USAID Cybersecurity Primer for Digital Development Programs

New USAID Cybersecurity Primer for Digital Development Programs

Published on: Nov 18 2021 by Guest Writer - Comments Off on New USAID Cybersecurity Primer for Digital Development Programs
The USAID Cybersecurity Primer introduces the concept of cybersecurity as a development challenge, presents opportunities to integrate cybersecurity in programming,...
12 Ways to Manage Digital Risks to Refugee Community Connectivity

12 Ways to Manage Digital Risks to Refugee Community Connectivity

Published on: Oct 06 2021 by Guest Writer - Comments Off on 12 Ways to Manage Digital Risks to Refugee Community Connectivity
Connectivity initiatives, which entail the provision of internet and mobile access, can positively impact the lives of crisis-affected people, especially refugees,...
We Need Strong Information Security Practices in Afghanistan Right Now

We Need Strong Information Security Practices in Afghanistan Right Now

Published on: Aug 20 2021 by Mike Dawson - 3 Comments
The situation in Afghanistan is heartbreaking for everyone. Those who are there, those with family there, and those with friends, colleagues, and care for our fellow...
4 Ways Civil Society Can Improve Digital Security Practices

4 Ways Civil Society Can Improve Digital Security Practices

Published on: Jul 08 2021 by Guest Writer - Comments Off on 4 Ways Civil Society Can Improve Digital Security Practices
Over the past two decades, journalists and activists have become dependent on the internet and digital platforms for communications, organisation, and the amplification...
Six Ways Technology Solutions Can Help End Gender-Based Violence

Six Ways Technology Solutions Can Help End Gender-Based Violence

Published on: Mar 31 2021 by Guest Writer - 1 Comment
COVID-19 and related containment measures have triggered a shadow pandemic of Gender-Based Violence (GBV). This global scourge threatens the safety and well-being...
What Are User Perceptions of Internet Trust and Privacy in India and Ghana?

What Are User Perceptions of Internet Trust and Privacy in India and Ghana?

Published on: Jul 01 2020 by Kristen Roggemann - Comments Off on What Are User Perceptions of Internet Trust and Privacy in India and Ghana?
It’s been a hard couple of years for the internet. Between election interference via social media platforms, disinformation going viral and facilitating genocides,...
We Need a 10th Principle for Digital Development: Educate the User

We Need a 10th Principle for Digital Development: Educate the User

Published on: Mar 07 2019 by Kristen Roggemann - 3 Comments
We in the international development community talk a lot about privacy and security in digital development. We try to think through privacy and security in terms...
When Will We Have Our Own Cambridge Analytica-Facebook Moment? Your Weekend Long Reads

When Will We Have Our Own Cambridge Analytica-Facebook Moment? Your Weekend Long Reads

Published on: Apr 21 2018 by Steve Vosloo - Comments Off on When Will We Have Our Own Cambridge Analytica-Facebook Moment? Your Weekend Long Reads
Facebook currently has a Cambridge Analytica problem. It is under severe pressure to explain how 87 million users had their personal data leaked and offer assurances...