Security in-a-Box is a guide to digital security for activists and human rights defenders throughout the world.
If you're new to digital security, the Tactics Guides cover the basic principles, including advice on how to use social networking platforms and mobile phones more safely. The Tool Guides offer step-by-step instructions to help you install and use the most essential digital security software and services.
The Community Guides focus on specific groups of people — sometimes in specific regions — who face severe digital threats. They include tailored advice on tools and tactics that are relevant to the needs of these particular groups.
Security in-a-Box is jointly developed by and , along with a global network of thousands of activists, trainers and digital security experts.
These tactics guides cover the basics of digital security and recommend tools you can use
The tool guides below give you step-by-step instructions on how to install and use key digital security software and services
Guides for setting up Android phones and using smartphone security apps
This book is an introduction to the ever growing and complex world of electronic security. Not only will it raise your level of knowledge and awareness about computers and the Internet, it will also warn you of different risks you may face in the digital environment and will tell you how to deal with them.
When we use use our laptops and mobile phones we leave digital traces; we might browse the Internet, access news websites, rant on Twitter, post photos on Facebook, comment under YouTube videos, publish blog posts, receive phone calls or send SMS messages.
Find out more about your digital shadow and the steps you can take to reduce its size.
The LGBT community in Africa faces severe threats of online harassment, digital surveillance and criminalisation. Our guide for LGBT activists covers digital threat assessment, using internet cafes and dating websites safely, as well as the core Security in-a-Box Tools and Tactics Guides.
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