MIGF 2021: Discussing Digital Safety for Civil Society Organizations

Why should civil society organizations take digital safety seriously? What are possible consequences of not doing so? And how should smaller organizations go about incorporating digital safety practices and behaviours into their operations? These are some of the questions that digital safety experts, trainers and civil society activists will tackle in a panel discussion at the Moldova Internet Governance Forum in Moldova (MIGF) on October 20, 2021.

The panel, The Rationale for a Culture of Digital Safety in Civil Society Organizations, will feature digital safety practitioners, technical experts and trainers from the CyberSTAR project who are working with civil society organizations in Eastern Europe, Central Asia and the Caucasus. They will present up-to-date research and unique perspectives on how to define, measure and implement digital safety in smaller organizations. They will also share their experience in helping individuals in the region to learn about and understand digital safety.

The CyberSTAR (Cyber Safety Assessment and Response) project helps civil society organizations and their staff in the Eurasian region to protect their operations, information, communications and beneficiaries from cybersecurity breaches and routine data loss. The project is run by The SecDev Foundation, a Canada-based non-profit that helps communities globally to pursue digital opportunity and safety.

The Internet Governance Forum is a global forum that brings together stakeholders from government, industry and civil society to discuss public policy issues relating to Internet governance. The 2021 national IGF in Moldova will take place on October 19-20. The event is organized in hybrid mode, with in-person gatherings in Chisinau and online.

To register for the MIGF, visit the event website www.igf.md. Following the registration, you will receive connection details to join the event online by email.