Our final publication as EISF is out now! The new module of Security to Go highlights the importance of integrating digital security into NGOs’ overall security planning. Written by James Davis, the module outlines basic measures that ensure sound digital practices and mitigate risks faced by operations and staff.
EISF is pleased to present this new addition to our popular Security to Go guide. We would like to thank James Davis, the author of the module and long- time friend of EISF, as well as Rory Byrne and Tom Keunen for their support with reviewing the module.
The COVID-19 pandemic serves as a stark reminder of how integral technology has become to aid work. Not only does technology facilitate contact between staff but it is oftentimes integral to the day-to-day monitoring of programmes and other activities. With most of us now spending our days behind screens, it is important to take a step back and ask ourselves some key questions about the devices and technologies we use.
- How safe are the apps and communications channels you use (Zoom, Skype, etc.)?
- How would an internet blackout affect your operations?
- Does your organisation consider online harassment related COVID-19 (i.e. xenophobia) as incidents?
- This new module provides core guidance for aid agencies to review their existing processes and integrate digital security into all of their security risk management processes.
As EISF goes global this Thursday, 9 April, we will continue to explore and respond to technological challenges and opportunities within the humanitarian space.