The all-in-one app for digital and physical security. Learn about the latest risks and how to mitigate them. Designed and used by journalists, aid workers, human rights activists, and people travelling in high-risk areas.
Got a digital or physical security problem? Umbrella has the solution when you need it most. (Currently in BETA)
★What’s the best way to speak with someone securely?
★How do I send a secure email?
★How should I prepare to go through a border or airport where I may be searched or my devices seized?
★What is the safest way to protect myself during a protest?
★How do I know if I’m under surveillance?
★How do I meet with a source in the field?
★How should I respond if a colleague is kidnapped or detained?
★How can I protect my sensitive files?
★What is the latest information about security problems in my area?
★How do I deal with the effects of extreme stress?
★And much much more...
★★★Now Available in English, Spanish, Russian, Farsi, Chinese (Traditional).★★★
Umbrella provides step-by-step advice to help you and your team operate safely in a hostile environment. Whether you are sending sensitive emails, attending a protest or dealing with a kidnapping, Umbrella is your one stop shop for the latest security tools and information.
Lessons help you learn about a topic, checklists help you follow through. Keep track of your progress in the dashboard. Report incidents with forms. Feeds update you with threat alerts from trusted sources like the UN, ReliefWeb, Global Disaster and Alert Coordination System and Centres for Disease Control.
Your data is encrypted on your device, so we don't have access to it. Add extra security with a password. In an emergency, disguise Umbrella or integrate it with Ripple, an app by the Guardian Project that you can download separately to hide it with a single swipe.
Umbrella has been created with input from the NGO, media, humanitarian aid and open source technology communities.
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Fixes for issues with database access on certain devices