Cybersecurity & Standards

Public and private-sector entities face a growing challenge in protecting the internet against malicious actors. In working to make the internet more secure, it’s essential to support fundamental human rights when creating and deploying technology. By engaging a team of technical experts in our policy advocacy, CDT develops policies and technical standards that respect fundamental rights while making critical communications infrastructure more secure. From our engagement in a number of core internet standards & governing bodies, to our work to improve the cybersecurity of elections worldwide, CDT’s is working to ensure that fundamental rights are embedded in the technical fabric of our digital world. We also work to empower individuals to take greater control of their own cybersecurity, while serving as key technical translators for policymakers working to address a range of societal issues impacted by new technologies.

Cybersecurity & Standards Topics

Recent Content

Blue student backpack, with a multi-color trail of data coming from the open top of the bag and encircling it. White CDT logo to the left, "Student Privacy" in blue to the right, and a bright purple background.

Responsible Technology Training Series for Education Practitioners

Graphic for CDT's short module on ransomeware in education, including best practices for prevention & mitigation. Blue background with white text. Blue and black backpack surrounded by a blue and purple data trail.

Short Training Module: Ransomware in Schools

Graphic for CDT's short module on cyberinsurance and cybersecurity in schools, including the prioritization of impactful practices. Blue background with white text. Blue and black backpack surrounded by a blue and purple data trail.

Short Training Module: Cyberinsurance and Cybersecurity

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Combatting Identify Fraud in Government Benefits Programs: Government Agencies Tackling Identity Fraud Should Look to Cybersecurity Methods, Avoid AI-Driven Approaches that Can Penalize Real Applicants

Graphic for CDT's Election Security work. Blue background, with "Election Security" in white and dark blue text, with a similar-colored ballot box – and a ballot with a digitized trail. Small CDT logo.

Booster Shots for Democracy

Global Encryption Coalition GEC

Victory! Belgium Scraps Proposed Law to Backdoor End-to-End Encryption

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