Empowering Nonprofits Against Cyber Threats

CyberPeace Institute

The CyberPeace Institute Joins the Shadowserver Alliance

In today’s interconnected world, cyber threats pose significant risks to our societies, from individuals to businesses, and nonprofits alike. Among these, nonprofits, driven by their commendable missions, often struggle to protect themselves from malicious cyber activities due to limited resources and expertise. Acknowledging this pressing need for support, the CyberPeace Institute, renowned for its commitment to cyber peace and security, has recently become a Bronze member of the Shadowserver Alliance. This strategic partnership aims to strengthen nonprofits by granting them access to vital cybersecurity services, creating a secure digital environment where they can thrive.

Shadowserver: A Trusted Guardian of Cybersecurity

Established in 2004, the Shadowserver Foundation is a globally recognized cybersecurity nonprofit organization with a steadfast mission to promote a safer internet. Its tireless efforts revolve around collecting and disseminating essential cyber threat intelligence to mitigate potential risks and minimize global cyber attacks. Through proactive monitoring, analysis, and reporting of malware, botnets, and other malicious activities, Shadowserver serves as a reliable guardian for countless organizations worldwide.

The Shared Commitment

The CyberPeace Institute’s collaboration with Shadowserver is grounded in a shared belief in safeguarding vulnerable communities, including nonprofits, from cyber threats. As an advocate for peace, security, and stability in cyberspace, the Institute recognizes the critical role that nonprofits play in addressing global challenges. Teaming up with Shadowserver, the CyberPeace Institute aims to equip these nonprofits with the knowledge and tools necessary to effectively develop long term cyber resilience.

Bridging the Gap: Simplifying Access to Essential Services

While Shadowserver generously offers its services to nonprofits free of charge, the lack of cybersecurity expertise within these organizations often prevents them from fully utilizing the valuable insights provided. To address this concern, the CyberPeace Institute steps in with a proactive solution. With the full consent of the nonprofits involved, the institute takes charge of registering them with Shadowserver, ensuring unencumbered access to its invaluable services. By consolidating intelligence from Shadowserver and relevant insights from other CyberPeace Institute partners, partnering nonprofits receive comprehensive cybersecurity information in one convenient location: the CyberPeace Builders platform. This streamlined approach significantly enhances the overall cybersecurity resilience of the nonprofit sector.

Leveraging CyberPeace Builders: Turning Information into Action

Demonstrating their commitment to the alliance, the CyberPeace Institute deploys its team of volunteers—the CyberPeace Builders. Armed with extensive expertise in the cyber domain, these dedicated experts serve as guardians for nonprofits seeking assistance. Paired with a nonprofit in need, the CyberPeace Builders help the organization identify potential vulnerabilities and threats based on Shadowserver reports. Working closely with these nonprofits, the CyberPeace Builders provide personalized cybersecurity guidance and support, assisting in the implementation of robust security measures.


The alliance between the CyberPeace Institute and the Shadowserver Foundation marks a significant step forward in the ongoing battle against cyber threats faced by nonprofits worldwide. By simplifying access to Shadowserver’s services and harnessing the expertise of the CyberPeace Builders, this partnership empowers nonprofits with essential tools to shield themselves from malevolent cyber activities.

Together, they exemplify the power of collective civil defense, driving meaningful change and fostering a secure cyber ecosystem for all. With the CyberPeace Institute and Shadowserver Alliance at the forefront, nonprofits can confidently navigate the digital landscape, knowing they have access to cutting-edge expertise and unwavering support.

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