Human Rights Team/Digital Security Resources

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Welcome to the Digital Security Resource Center! Here you will find articles, tools and links to interactive learning platforms to learn about digital security concepts and inform yourself of the various risks and threats that exist as you interact with digital technologies online. Take the time to go through the resources and learn to better protect yourself, the people you interact with and the communities you support.


The Digital First Aid Kit (DFAK) provides some preliminary self-diagnostic support for people facing the most common types of digital threats.

Internet Basics[edit]

We use the internet everyday, yet how much do you actually know about how it works?

Assessing Your Risk[edit]

Improving your digital security means figuring out what your risks are and making decisions about what tools and techniques you might need and are willing to learn to use to protect yourself and those around you.


Safer Browsing[edit]

As Wikimedians, web browsing is part of our core activities. How do we keep on doing that while staying safe online?



  • Test your browser to see how well you are protected from tracking and fingerprinting by using this tool by EFF
  • HTTPS Everywhere, by EFF and the The Tor Project, is a browser extension that encrypts your communications with many major websites, making your browsing more secure.
  • Privacy Badger, by EFF, is a browser extension that automatically learns to block invisible trackers.

Interactive Learning[edit]

Secure Accounts and Communication[edit]

Were you aware that sending an email is like sending a postcard, i.e. that anyone having access can read it? As almost all of our communications move online and become digital, lets ensure it does not come at a cost to our privacy and safety.

Safer Devices[edit]

As our devices increasingly become extensions of ourselves, it is perhaps time to think about how to keep them safe to keep ourselves safe.

Your Online Identity[edit]

"On the internet nobody knows you are a dog" is a popular axiom that emerged in the early years of the internet. Is that still accurate today?


Interactive Learning[edit]