Briefing on information security for humanitarian NGOs

/ December 22, 2014

This briefing paper aims to enable humanitarian NGOs to conduct an informed analysis of their information management practices in the field.

It is based largely upon interviews with Security Focal Points and information managers in humanitarian NGOs, and is useful for integrating information management with risk management processes. Page 6 contains a useful flow-chart for assessing what information you need to hold.

Where this comes from: This was written by the European Interagency Security Forum.

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Maya is an interdisciplinary technologist, researcher and improvisational electronic musician based in Berlin. In 2012, she worked with Development Seed, building websites and interactive maps. Later, she worked as a research assistant for Gabriella Coleman investigating the politics of hackers, and as a radio show host for a feminist, artist-run centre. She is now working with organizations of all sizes to influence their security culture, in addition to managing and developing new internal tech processes for a distributed organization.

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