13 July 2020

Sunsetting the DSX

The path toward launching the Digital Security Exchange (DSX) started the day after the 2016 election, when many U.S. nonprofits began taking their operational security more seriously. Most of these groups didn’t know who to turn to for help with assessing needs, training staff, implementing best practices, and so on, so we embarked on setting up a helpdesk that would connect those seeking digital security assistance to those who could help.

The result was three years of the Digital Security Exchange. Today we’re announcing we’re retiring the DSX project.

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30 April 2020

Full Text of the Zammad Security Audit

Last month we posted that the good folks at Zammad incorporated a number of findings from our recent audit of their platform into their 3.3.0 release. We’re now pleased to publicly release the full audit.

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12 March 2020

Community-Driven Security Updates are Awesome!

The core of CDR Link is built upon the open-source project Zammad. Zammad is an amazingly flexible bit of technology, allowing for all kinds of ways to import and export data. By default, Zammad is a digital security helpdesk. However, we’ve been exploring and adapting it for many other uses, including as a disinformation data collection platform.

Throughout our process one thing remains central – the integrity and security of what we build and use.

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26 November 2019

The many uses of CDR Link

As we close in on the end of the year, it feels like a good time to reflect on CDR Link, its progress thus far, and where we see our work heading in 2020 and beyond.

This September members of the CDR team attended FIFAfrica in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. While there, we officially launched the CDR Link platform and were able to demo the platform for a room full of potential users. The feedback was very positive and we’re looking forward to helping a number of potential users get set up with their own CDR Link instances.

As interest has grown, so too has the number of potential use cases. While CDR uses Link as a system to triage requests for digital security assistance, the platform is flexible enough to accommodate any number of adaptations. So we’re currently exploring possibilities that lead us beyond the standard “digital security helpdesk” model (though we’re solidly using Link for that as well!).

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