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Grants to this Grantee
for the Ransomware Task Force
The Institute for Security and Technology (IST), formerly Technology for Global Security or Tech4GS, is a unique West Coast-based nonprofit: part think tank, part incubator, and purely nonpartisan. It has grown in reach and influence and serves as a bridge between the tech community in Silicon Valley and the policy world in Washington, D.C., specifically in the security space. Early this year, IST launched its Ransomware Task Force (RTF), one the most successful and recognized cybersecurity task forces in recent memory. The RTF brought together over 60 experts from industry, government, law enforcement, civil society, and international organizations to produce a comprehensive framework for ransomware mitigation. This grant would support IST and its partners to implement that strategy.
for general operating support
A grant to the Institute for Security and Technology will support its ongoing growth and maturation, including its efforts to incubate young, diverse professionals of today and help them grow into the leaders of tomorrow. The Institute for Security and Technology designs and advances solutions to the world’s toughest emerging security threats, including with respect to cybersecurity. (Substrategy: Talent Pipeline)
for a project to address Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) Attacks
Tech4GS is a new type of nonprofit: part think tank, part incubator, and purely nonpartisan. It has grown in reach and influence and serves as a bridge between the tech community and the policy world. This is a project grant that builds on previous Hewlett Foundation-funded efforts, which focused on the creation of a new coalition of industry, academia, and other influential actors to define a framework that limits the risks posed by DDoS attacks. The focus has expanded to the running of a 24-month program that further explores and grows this coalition and moves forward on a handful of projects.