Infosec Without Borders: IT Security Services for Aid NGOs

    A computer keyboard. A newly launched organization seeks to solve information and technology-related problems of NGOs working in the developing world. Photo by: Marcie Casa / CC BY

    Nonprofit organizations, especially those with a limited budget, do not always have the resources to deal with information technology security problems. A newly launched organization aims to change that.

    Infosec Without Borders, or IWB, seeks to solve information and technology-related problems of non-governmental organizations and nonprofit groups working in the developing world. It will also provide food, education, equipment and computer training in poor countries.

    IWB was cofounded by IT experts Johnny Long and Marcus Carey, according to The H Security News. It is modeled after the international medical charity organization Medecins Sans Frontieres.

    Long and Carey are working with established IT companies to set up a team of experts willing to volunteer with aid NGOs and nonprofits.

    “Charities receive quality service that would generally be well beyond their budgetary means,” IWB says on its website. “Community volunteers get valuable relevant work experience, an inside track to corporate job openings and access to an industry-established mentor.”

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    • Ivy Mungcal

      As former senior staff writer, Ivy Mungcal contributed to several Devex publications. Her focus is on breaking news, and in particular on global aid reform and trends in the United States, Europe, the Caribbean, and the Americas. Before joining Devex in 2009, Ivy produced specialized content for U.S. and U.K.-based business websites.