Pretty Good Podcast Live at DRAPAC23 is a special episode series of Pretty Good Podcast, recorded live at the Digital Rights Asia Pacific Assembly in Chiang Mai, Thailand, last May 22 to 26, 2023.
Together with hundreds of changemakers from a broad range of sectors who have come together to build knowledge, collaboration, and momentum on Digital Rights and the Asia-Pacific, this series features a number of DRAPAC23 participants working across pressing digital rights issues in the region.
In this episode of PGP Live at DRAPAC23, Security Matters Programs and Operations Director Ivan shares insights into their organisation’s mission to promote digital security awareness in Southeast Asia, particularly in Thailand and Malaysia. Ivan discusses their role as a first responder and research centre, providing training materials for localization and conducting capacity-building and threat analysis.
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About Security Matters: It is co-founded by activists familiar with protection mechanisms for human rights defenders and activists and aims to provide digital and physical security support and assistance to activists in need.
- Security Matters (SecM) is a non-government organisation that highlights the importance of digital security for civil society organisations and human rights defenders and aims to build capacity in digital security for these groups. Ivan mentions SecM’s capacity-building initiatives, elaborated on this website, that further describe their projects such as the ‘Trainers Network’ and ‘Training of Trainers’ program. SecM also conducts threat analysis studies and develops countermeasure manuals for local actors. They provide routine feedback and newsletters to activists on current threats and prevention methods. Security Matters also aims to develop organisational-specific operating procedures and digital security manuals for high-risk groups.
- Discover ways to collaborate with Security Matters on digital security training and policy guidelines by contacting them at [email protected]. To learn more about their work, visit the Security Matters’ website.