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.

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CDT joins a sign on letter urging social media platforms to fight disinformation, and protect democracy in advance of the upcoming elections. White document on a dark grey background.

CDT Joins Letter Urging Social Media Platforms to Fight Disinformation, Protect Democracy in Advance of Upcoming Elections

CDT Joins Comments Urging NIST to Utilize Best Practices for Coordinated Vulnerability Disclosure. White document on a dark grey background.

CDT Joins Comments Urging NIST to Incorporate Standards Setting Out Best Practices for Coordinated Vulnerability Disclosure

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Taking a Closer Look at the Impact on Encryption, Metadata, Children’s Safety + More in Meta’s Human Rights Impact Assessment

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CDT Joins Dozens of Orgs & Cybersecurity Experts on Letter Expressing Concerns with UK’s Online Safety Bill

CDT's CTO Mallory Knodel signs a letter warning the European Commission about the threats to web security from the eIDAS amendment. White document on a dark gray background.

CDT CTO Signs Letter Warning EU Commission about Threats to Web Security from eIDAS Amendment

CDT joins an open letter, urging the European Commission to protect communications' privacy and security while tackling CSAM. White document on a dark grey background.

CDT Joins Letter Urging EU Commission to Protect Communications’ Privacy & Security While Tackling CSAM

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