“Be comfortable with the messiness”: how one charity built a cybersecurity policy alongside its frontline workers

The Islamic Family & Social Services Association’s cybersecurity policy breaks cybersecurity threats down into accessible language, while also inviting other community organizations to copy and adapt the policy to their own needs.

Why It Matters

Frontline staff are increasingly using social media and smartphones in their work with communities — particularly while on the move. Co-creating a cybersecurity policy with communities can reduce or remove the need for technical experts, as well as making cybersecurity everybody’s responsibility in an organization.

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