The Information Safety & Capacity (ISC) Project is focused on providing advanced, sustained information security assistance to civil society organizations, human rights activists, and independent media in countries where values of free expression, journalistic reporting, online communications, and advocacy are critical to social liberalization and development, yet potentially risky to personal safety.

The ISC Project provides mentoring and support services to assist stakeholders in mitigating threats to their online and mobile communications. These threats can include third-party monitoring of email traffic and content, attacks or forced closure of websites, computer infection by malware and viruses, recording of SMS/text messaging and mobile telephone conversations, and broad censorship of online content.

Our global team is situated worldwide in North America, Europe, Asia, and South America. This team of professionals ensure project leadership, management of the Internet governance/freedom unit, execution of global activities and partnerships, and include experienced finance and administrative professionals.

The Project

Since 2011, the ISC Project has successfully built a global coalition of more than 365 local partner organizations across countries with closed and closing civic spaces. Our trainings and technical assistance have reached more than 5,200 representatives of civil society organizations (CSOs), independent media, and human rights groups through the provision of the following services:

  • Cybersecurity Training of Trainers workshops
  • Training on Internet Governance and advocacy campaign development for civil society organizations
  • Servicing advancing digital needs of local partners
  • Country digital security assessments
  • Organizational ICT security audits
  • Engagement with marginalized populations
  • Training of specialized audiences
  • Digital landscape country assessment Implementing country-specific digital strategy

Where We Work

AFRICA: South Africa, Zimbabwe, Lesotho, Tanzania, Zambia, Mozambique and CAR  EUROPE: Ukraine, North Macedonia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo, Albania, and Serbia THE CAUCASUS: Azerbaijan, Armenia, and Georgia  ASIA: Tajikistan, Kazakhstan, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, and Cambodia AMERICAS: Ecuador, Nicaragua, Brazil,  Venezuela, and Bolivia  MENA: Iraq and Syria


Together with our local partners, we are improving health and nutrition, expanding access to education, strengthening climate resiliency, enhancing people’s livelihoods, and ensuring communities are governed more inclusively. In each project, we track our goals, monitor the progress, and evaluate impact.



Citizens around the world who are working to improve their lives.



Working alongside local partners to address challenges and opportunities.



In more than 20 countries around the world.



By developing leaders, strengthening organizations and building networks.