Online security products focus solely on addressing a fear of hacking, and distrusting people. Traditionally, companies build increasingly elaborate tech tools with hardware and software to enforce security, while silo-ing these responsibilities off to IT professionals.
To position CommunityRED, a small, independent cybersecurity company with a citizen journalism heritage, as serious competitor in the large and noisy corporate cybersecurity space.
Instead of fighting cyber security threats with increasingly complicated technology, CommunityRED's focus is to turn an entire company's team into security superheroes. Since people create security threats, people can best prevent them.
To challenge the tech arms race status quo and invest instead in helping people work together to protect each other.
We are agents of change: with a mandate to impact work culture, to embed security as a shared responsibility, and a fully engaged team effort for lasting impact.
We are advocates: for the people at the receiving end of the lines of code, and for the basic right to privacy of all people, globally, empowering and helping grow grassroots efforts around surveillance.
We are facilitators: we foster necessary conversations within our community of technology developers, human rights activists and non-profits, and create safe spaces to discuss, learn and grow.
We are devoted to inclusion: by ensuring that CommunityRED team members and clients are empowered to work to the best of their abilities, through strong partnership, listening and prioritizing needs and learning.
We are powerfully diverse: we borrow from multiple fields, and draw upon diverse backgrounds, melding learnings and welcoming different perspectives to make thoughtful strides forward.
We are courageous: we create a better product because we have to. Born from a passion to protect citizen journalists, we never forget that what's at stake is not just data, but people's lives.
Security audits that include a full team engagement: includes understanding the specifics of how a team works together, and how they can protect each other (and therefore, their company) best.
Monthly Newsletter: aimed at education around cybersecurity and surveillance surveillance policy and laws, and their effects on actual people.
Pilot program case studies: spotlighting how changes to a team's interactions traceably increased overall company security.
Knowledge-sharing: scheduled lectures at targeted conferences and published "dispatches from the field" in well distributed new sources, to share learnings around people-centered security practices and surveillance policies.
NOTE: these ideas are in process