DemTech provides direct cybersecurity assistance to partners to help them limit risk, connects democratic actors to the global cybersecurity community, and contributes to the development of a more secure internet by supporting democracy-friendly global cyber norms and standards. Cybersecurity is not only a series of technical threats, but a component of human security in today’s digital age; and limited or poor cybersecurity can infringe upon democratic space and democracy itself. To that end, we seek to help our partners prevent and respond to the technical and human security threats in the short and medium terms, while also focusing on building a cyberspace that’s friendlier to and safer for democracy and democratic actors over the long-term.
- Cybersecurity Handbook for Civil Society Organizations (PDF versions available here).
- Cybersecurity Handbook for Political Parties (PDF versions available here).
- Cybersecurity Handbook for Parliaments (PDF version available here).
DemTools is an online hub of tech tools and resources for democracy that catalogs software, approaches, toolkits and guides that DemTech regards as trusted technology or technology-related resources for the democracy community.The DemTech team provides tailored support and advice on topics related to the impacts of technology for democracy, the use of technology in democratic development, and applying human-centered design approaches to democracy programming.