Umbrella for Security Training: Five things you should know about Umbrella
Do you train activists, aid workers or journalists in digital and physical security? So do we. That’s why we built Umbrella, a completely free, open-source Android, iOS and web app packed with the latest security advice.
1. Umbrella is based on trusted security resources
- Security in a Box (by Tactical Technology Collective and Front Line Defenders).
- Surveillance Self-Defense (by Electronic Frontier Foundation).
- Security First’s own industry-leading training modules.
- And many more. See all Umbrella content.
2. We designed Umbrella to solve the problems you face as a trainer.
- Overcome information overload with an easy, lightweight reference tool that participants can take home.
- Encourage follow through with checklists that reinforce and reward behaviour.
- Update participants automatically as tools and advice evolve.
3. Umbrella covers operational security for all levels of risk and experience.
- Lessons for beginner, advanced and expert participants.
- Topics for work, travel and communication, from secure chats to counter-surveillance.
- Guides to installing and running essential security tools.
4. Umbrella isn’t just a teaching tool—it’s a better way to manage security.
- Get security alerts for your location right in Umbrella. Choose from reputable sources like the UN, or add your own custom feed.
- Manage sensitive information for your team with built-in forms.
- Travel Security Memo
- Security Incident reports
- Proof of Life
5. Umbrella is always secure.
- Encrypt Umbrella with a password.
- Disguise Umbrella or integrate with Ripple to hide it in an emergency.
- We don’t track or share your data.
Help keep Umbrella up to date and relevant to your trainings! - Tell us how it’s going and request new features: email@example.com. - Submit a content issue: github.com/securityfirst/Umbrella_content/issues. - Submit a bug report on the Umbrella Android, Umbrella iOS or Umbrella Web GitHub repositories.