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The APWG unifies the global response to common cybercrimes and related infrastructure abuse through technical diplomacy; curation of a real-time clearinghouse of internet event data; development of applied research; and deployment and maintenance of global cybersecurity awareness campaigns.

BBB Institute for Marketplace Trust

To educate and protect consumers, establish best practices for businesses, and solve complex marketplace problems. Mark Batchelor; Senior Director, Programs and Outreach,

BlackGirlsHack (BGH) Foundation

BlackGirlsHack Foundation (BGH Foundation) is a 501(c)(3) organization created to bring awareness and provide knowledge and resources to help increase the diversity and representation in Cyber Security. BlackGirlsHack Foundation is a not-for-profit organization whose focus is to increase representation in Cyber Security for Black Womxn and Girls. BlackGirlsHack Foundation will do this through providing training and engagement to encourage Black Womxn and Girls to be engaged in STEM fields. Lack of diversity in STEM fields leads to poor representation in STEM occupations and is fixed by encouraging young Black (and minority) boys and GIRLS to engage in STEM activities that focus on practical applications of math, robotics, computer programming and engineering.

Building Cyber Security

Establish and sustain cyber performance frameworks developed by stakeholders across multiple sectors and administered by a non-profit organization offering market-driven options and insurance incentives to promote cyber protections in the “built environment” (cyber-Physical/Operation Technology; control systems and devices) in an increasingly smart world.

Canadian Cyber Threat Exchange (CCTX)

The CCTX enables members to collaborate on reducing financial, operational and reputational risk through access to timely, relevant and actionable cyber threat information. The CCTX gathers, enriches, analyzes, and shares cyber threat information across business sectors and from other Canadian and international cyber threat sharing hubs. The CCTX enables its almost 180 members to collaborate and share information in numerous ways, at a variety of levels, from analyst to CISO.

Center for Internet Security, Inc.

Our mission is to make the connected world a safer place by developing, validating, and promoting timely best practice solutions that help people, businesses, and governments protect themselves against pervasive cyber threats.

Cloud Security Alliance

The Cloud Security Alliance (CSA) is the world’s leading organization dedicated to defining and raising awareness of best practices to help ensure a secure cloud computing environment.

Consumer Reports (CR)

Consumer Reports works to create a fair and just marketplace for all. CR empowers and informs consumers, incentivizes corporations to act responsibly, and helps policymakers prioritize the rights and interests of consumers in order to shape a truly consumer-driven marketplace.


CREST is a not-for-profit accreditation and certification body that provides internationally recognized accreditations for organizations and professional level certifications for individuals providing penetration testing, cyber incident response, threat intelligence and Security Operations Center (SOC) services.

Cyber Defence Alliance

The Cyber Defence Alliance (CDA) is a not for profit members organisation based in London working on behalf of financial institutions to proactively share threat intelligence and expertise to prevent and disrupt cyber attacks, liaise with Law enforcement agencies to target cybercriminal networks and apprehend the most prolific offenders. The CDA works on a cross sector basis and with likeminded organisations on an international basis to address the global threat from cybercrime. The CDA also provides a 24/7 incident response capability to support the member organisations and the UK Financial Services Cybercrime Collaboration Centre (FSCCC) during major cyber incidents.

Cyber Readiness Institute

The Cyber Readiness Institute (CRI) provides free, easy-to-use tools and resources to help small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) around the world become more secure and resilient.

Cyber Risk Institute (CRI)

The mission of the Cyber Risk Institute is to protect the global economy by enhancing cyber security and resiliency through standardization. As a not-for-profit coalition of financial institutions and trade associations, we house and maintain the Financial Services Cybersecurity Profile (“the Profile”) – the benchmark for cybersecurity and resiliency in the financial services industry. This ever-evolving and concise list of assessment questions is curated based on the intersection of global regulations and cyber standards, such as ISO and NIST. This profile is provided at no cost to the entire industry, and CRI is led by its membership – which represents the range of financial institutions.

Cyber Threat Alliance

CTA improves the security of the digital ecosystem by enabling high-quality cyber threat information sharing at both human and machine speed; distributing critical defensive information and threat reports; and supporting a trusted community.

CyberGreen Institute

To mobilize a global community of experts to advance the science of Internet Public Health to make the internet safer and more resilient for all.

CyberPeace Institute

The CyberPeace Institute is an independent and neutral non governmental organization whose mission is to ensure the rights of people to security, dignity and equity in cyberspace. The Institute works in close collaboration with relevant partners to reduce the harms from cyberattacks on people’s lives worldwide, and provide assistance. By analyzing cyberattacks, the Institute exposes their societal impact, how international laws and norms are being violated, and advances responsible behaviour to enforce cyberpeace.


The CyberWyoming Alliance promotes alliances in local communities to share cyber security threat information and advocate for the cyber security societal benefit and welfare of Wyoming citizens, senior citizens, students and the business and nonprofit communities that surround them.

FIDO Alliance

The FIDO Alliance is an open industry association with a focused mission: authentication standards to help reduce the world’s over-reliance on passwords. The FIDO Alliance promotes the development of, use of, and compliance with standards for authentication and device attestation.

Forum of Incident Response & Security Teams (FIRST)

FIRST aspires to bring together incident response and security teams from every country across the world to ensure a safe internet for all.

Forge Institute

Forge Institute is committed to protecting our Nation through unparalleled instructor-led workforce cyber training and trusted collaboration between the public and private sectors. Our mantra, “Forever One Step Ahead,” is our reminder to remain vigilant, updated, and innovative against an enemy that seeks nothing less than the permanent disruption of our way of life.

Global Anti Scam Alliance (GASA)

To protect consumers worldwide from scams. GASA realizes its mission by raising awareness, enabling hand-on tools for consumers and law enforcement, facilitating knowledge sharing, organizing research, supporting the development of (legal) best practices, and offering training and education.

Global Cyber Alliance

The Global Cyber Alliance (GCA) builds practical, measurable solutions and tools that are easy to use, and works with partners to accelerate adoption around the world.

Global Resilience Federation

GRF’s mission is to help assure the resilience of critical and essential infrastructure against threats that could significantly impact the orderly functioning of the global economy and general safety of the public.

Institute for Security and Technology

The Institute for Security and Technology (IST) supports and advances national security through its unique position at the intersection of novel partnerships and innovative solutions. In response to the emerging national and economic security risk posed by ransomware, IST established the Ransomware Task Force (RTF) to develop a comprehensive framework to combat ransomware. For more information about the RTF, please visit:

Internet Safety Labs

Our work includes: Defining software harms, developing software product safety standards, performing product safety research, creating industry benchmarks, performing product safety audits, and advocating for software product safety policies & regulation. or

Maritime Safety and Security Alliance

To be at the forefront of sharing cyber incident information that can help safeguard the people and property of our members’ businesses. The MSSA is a not-for-profit, Community Interest Company, established to promote information sharing to help maritime companies protect their people and assets. Through our Alliances, and working with maritime industry, insurance, maritime associations and government and military organisations, we provide bespoke online platforms for security officers to collaborate and counter maritime crime. Our Alliances allow security officers to: Report and share incidents; set up custom groups and talk with one another; View and share data in customizable formats; Access threat assessments and Attend security webinars with key SMEs.

MITRE Engenuity Center for Threat-Informed Defense

The Center is a non-profit, privately funded research and development organization operated by MITRE Engenuity. The Center’s mission is to advance the state of the art and the state of the practice in threat-informed defense globally. Comprised of participant organizations from around the globe with highly sophisticated security teams, the Center builds on MITRE ATT&CK®, an important foundation for threat-informed defense used by security teams and vendors in their enterprise security operations.

National Cyber-Forensics and Training Alliance

NCFTA furthers the identification, mitigation, and disruption of cyber crime through operational collaboration between the private sector, government, and academia.

National Cybersecurity Alliance

Our alliance stands for the safe and secure use of all technology. We encourage everyone to do their part to prevent digital wrongdoing of any kind. We build strong partnerships, educate and inspire all to take action to protect ourselves, our families, organizations and nations.Only together can we realize a more secure, interconnected world.

National Cybersecurity Society

The NCSS is committed to improving the online safety and security of the small businesses community through education, awareness and advocacy. Our goal is to enable and empower small and medium sized businesses to obtain cybersecurity services; assist them in understanding their cyber risk and educate them on the type of protection needed.

The Nomad Futurist Foundation

The Nomad Futurist Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization established to demystify the world of digital infrastructure and the related technologies that impact every aspect of our daily lives. Our primary focus is to empower and inspire younger generations through exposure to the underlying technologies that power our digital world. Through the contributions of our supporters, we are launching local and global programs in partnership with a range of education providers, NGOs and other nonprofit organizations committed to educating children in underprivileged communities. The Nomad Futurist Foundation aims to deliver a range of programs, scholarships, and initiatives to raise awareness of the digital infrastructure industry and empower younger generations with knowledge about the technologies that power our digital world, opening up new career options and creating a pipeline of future data center leaders.

Open Cybersecurity Alliance (OCA)

OCA develops standardized data interfaces to support an open ecosystem where cybersecurity tools interoperate without the need for custom integrations. OCA is a project of OASIS Open, the global open standards and open source development organization. OCA and its other 70+ member-initiated and member-led development communities produce freely available works including over 150 standards.

OpenSecurityTraining2 (OST2)

OpenSecurityTraining2’s mission is to provide the world’s deepest and best cybersecurity training. That our classes are free is just a bonus! OpenSecurityTraining2 (OST2) provides free online training at in deep technical areas such as secure system architecture, secure development, reverse engineering, malware analysis, and vulnerability detection and exploitation. OST2 works with companies to map job requirements to skills taught on the site, so that companies can hire more qualified employees and so that students can reinforce what they learn in the real world.

OWASP Foundation

The Open Web Application Security Project® (OWASP) is a nonprofit foundation that works to improve the security of software. Through community-led open-source software projects, hundreds of local chapters worldwide, tens of thousands of members, and leading educational and training conferences, the OWASP Foundation is the source for developers and technologists to secure the web.


SAFECode is a global nonprofit organization that brings technical experts in software security assurance and business leaders together to exchange insights and share ideas on creating, improving and promoting scalable and effective software security processes and programs.


SecureTheVillage is on a mission to educate, support, and advocate for cybersecurity and data privacy. We connect cybersecurity and privacy leaders, creating communities to accelerate progress toward a secure global village. We work in hard-problem areas, primarily focusing on mid-size and smaller organizations: 1. Boards of Directors and executives having to lead, manage, and govern information risk in the broader context of systemic risk, 2. MSPs, IT vendors, and in-house IT who must manage security of the ever-more complex digital infrastructure, 3. The financial services community with responsibility for protecting the flow of money, 4. The cybersecurity workforce development community which must meet the need for cybersecurity professionals, recruiting, training, employing, and mentoring a diverse new community of cybersecurity workers, and 5. Village “residents,” the individuals and families who must secure their financial, health, and other identities; securely maintain their increasingly digital world; manage their privacy; and teach their children sound cybersecurity habits.

The Shadowserver Foundation

Shadowserver’s mission is to make the Internet more secure by bringing to light vulnerabilities, malicious activity and emerging threats. The Shadowserver Foundation is a non-for-profit organization (NPO) working to make the Internet more secure. It is driven by the belief that a free baseline of cyber security is essential and benefits everybody, helping to address systemic infrastructure risks and building cyber security capacity globally. Shadowserver has unique sources, a global vantage point and proven partnerships with National Computer Security Incident Response Teams (nCSIRTs) and National Cyber Security Centers (NCSCs), Law Enforcement, industry and security researchers worldwide. Every day it shares information with Internet defenders at no cost to mitigate vulnerabilities, detect malicious activity and counter emerging threats.


ShareTheMicInCyber is a movement started by Camille Stewart and Lauren Zabierek with the aim of addressing issues stemming from systemic racism in cybersecurity. The social media campaign highlights the experiences of Black practitioners in this field, catalyzes a critical conversation on race in the industry, and shines a light on Black practitioners’ accomplishments to showcase them as experts in their fields all while creating professional opportunities and bringing the cyber community together.

Sightline Security

Sightline Security is a 501(c)3 US corporation located in Boston, MA. Our mission is to equip, empower, and support global nonprofits to navigate and embed cybersecurity into their organizations with confidence. Sightline Security has a vision for a world in which nonprofits have the knowledge and resources to embrace cybersecurity.

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