Before the incident

During the incident


Mobile Device

  • 🌟 Don’t use it, turn it off and use a computer instead.
  • ⭐ Acquire a new one that ist not linked to you.
  • Communicate with Briar.

After the incident


Holistic Security

Strategy Manual

By: Tactical Technology Collective

Description: Holistic Security is a strategy manual to help human rights defenders maintain their well-being in action. The holistic approach integrates self-care, well-being, digital security, and information security into traditional security management practices.



Digital and Physical Security Advice App

By: Security First

Description: Umbrella provides step-by-step advice to help you and your team operate safely in a hostile environment. Whether you are sending sensitive emails, attending a protest or dealing with a kidnapping, Umbrella is your one stop shop for the latest security tools and information.​


Digital First Aid Kit

By: Digital Defenders Partnership

Description: The Digital First Aid Kit aims to provide preliminary support for people facing the most common types of digital threats. The Kit offers a set of self-diagnostic tools for human rights defenders, bloggers, activists and journalists facing attacks themselves, as well as providing guidelines for digital first responders to assist a person under threat.


Advocacy Assembly

Training Platform for Journalists and Human Rights Activists

Description: Advocacy Assembly is a free learning community for human rights activists and journalists. It’s a collaborative space where training organisations from around the world can upload their best training material and reach new audiences.



Tor Browser

Tor Browser contains everything you need to safely browse the Internet.

Description: Tor is free software and an open network that helps you defend against traffic analysis, a form of network surveillance that threatens personal freedom and privacy, confidential business activities and relationships, and state security.



Encrypted communication for mere mortals

Description: Bitmask is an open source application to provide easy and secure encrypted communication. You can choose among several different service providers or start your own. Currently, Bitmask supports encrypted internet (VPN) and encrypted email.



Messaging App for Activists and Journalists

Description: Briar is a messaging app designed for activists, journalists, and anyone else who needs a safe, easy and robust way to communicate. Unlike traditional messaging apps, Briar doesn’t rely on a central server - messages are synchronized directly between the users’ devices. If the internet’s down, Briar can sync via Bluetooth or Wi-Fi, keeping the information flowing in a crisis. If the internet’s up, Briar can sync via the Tor network, protecting users and their relationships from surveillance.


Qubes OS

Reasonably Secure Operating System

Description: Qubes takes an approach called security by compartmentalization, which allows you to compartmentalize the various parts of your digital life into securely isolated compartments called qubes.



Live CD/USB operating system preconfigured to use Tor safely.

Description: Tails is a live system that aims to preserve your privacy and anonymity. It helps you to use the Internet anonymously and circumvent censorship almost anywhere you go and on any computer but leaving no trace unless you ask it to explicitly.



Digital Security Helpline

Real-time, Direct Technical Assistance and Advice

By: Access Now

Description: Access Now’s Digital Security Helpline works with individuals and organizations around the world to keep them safe online. If you’re at risk, we can help you improve your digital security practices to keep out of harm’s way. If you’re already under attack, we provide rapid-response emergency assistance.


Digital Defenders Partnership

Emergency Grants for Users under Digital Attack

Description: The aim of the DDP is to protect and advance internet freedom, and to keep the internet free from emerging threats, specifically in repressive environments. We coordinate emergency support for individuals and organisations such as human rights defenders, journalists, civil society activists, and bloggers.