UN Women Generation Equality Action Coalition for Technology and Innovation
As part of Google’s ongoing work with UN Women, we offer consultations and online safety and security workshops for UN chapters and organizations around the world that support women who are at higher risk of online attacks including journalists, activists, politicians and executives. Workshop attendees are trained on tools to better protect their organizations as well as the high risk women they support.
Defending Digital Campaigns
At the start of the U.S. 2020 election season, we announced our collaboration with Defending Digital Campaigns (DDC), a nonprofit and nonpartisan organization, to distribute Titan Security Keys to more than 180 eligible federal campaigns. More recently, we expanded our work with DDC to provide eligible state-level campaigns and political parties, committees, and related organizations with knowledge, training and resources to defend themselves from security threats.
By the time the 2022 midterm election season is in full swing, DDC will have completed bipartisan cybersecurity trainings in all 50 states. To date, DDC has trained hundreds of local campaign workers, state party staff members, and people who work at related political organizations across 21 states. These trainings deliver actionable steps that campaign staff can immediately implement to increase security for their organizations. We also worked with DDC to deploy a publicly-available cybersecurity Knowledge Base to help campaigns and political organizations with cybersecurity information. The Knowledge Base includes step-by-step instructions for turning on better security protections including APP. Through the Knowledge Base and direct work with eligible campaigns, DDC provides hands-on assistance for getting cybersecurity tools implemented.