University of Toronto

For The Security Community Working Group Project

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  • Date Awarded
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    12 Months
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Many civil society organizations have neither the resources nor expertise to grapple with the complexity of today’s security threats. Those with the greatest need, such as nonprofit organizations involved in controversial issues like climate change, human rights, and reproductive rights, do not have the financial or staffing resources available to ensure the security of their personnel, IT systems, and data. This grant would provide support for the establishment of a Security Community Working Group, which aims to connect private sector information security companies with civil service organizations in need of security consulting and support.
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