#CyberFLASH: Tech sector urged to help rights groups suffering cyber attacks

large_cybersecTechnology sector encouraged to examine pro bono models to assist civil rights organizations

A Toronto-based organization focusing on information technology and communications research is calling on software and technology companies to assist human rights groups around the world that are being bombarded with cyber attacks.

Just like large corporations and government agencies, so called civil society organizations (CSOs) face a barrage of persistent and disruptive targeted computer attacks. However, CSOs have far fewer resources to repel and deal with these assaults that pose a risk to civil rights and democracy around the world, according to the Communities @ Risk report by the Citizen Lab, an interdisciplinary research laboratory based at the University of Toronto’s Munk School of Global Affairs.

“We have observed that CSOs are often stuck in least-common denominator models of organizational security because thet are unable to standardize software prducts and devices across their organizations,” the report said. “This lack of sofware adaptability makes it hard to create a security policy or consitent set of security guidelines within the organization.”

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