OTF supports efforts that bolster the digital security community and build the infrastructure that will help practitioners to do their work. Example projects include:
building the technical expertise of digital security professionals (skills can include forensics analysis, malware investigation and more)
researching digital threats in a specific country or region, with a special focus on countries with a restrictive internet context
supporting emerging local or regional helpdesks with direct financial support and helpdesk-related infrastructure or technical solutions
Through the Rapid Response Fund, OTF supports network security audits and digital security training for individuals and/or organizations who have experienced a digital emergency or are under imminent threat.
OTF reviewers appreciate applications that are focused in scope, tackling a particular issue in their region, have a clear methodology, and are mindful of similar existing efforts