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Non-governmental Organizations

  • Anti-Phishing Working Group (APWG)
    APWG is the worldwide coalition unifying the global response to cybercrime across industry, government and law-enforcement sectors. APWG’s membership of more than 2000 institutions worldwide is as global as its outlook, with its directors, managers and research fellows advising: national governments; global governance bodies like ICANN; hemispheric and global trade groups; and multilateral treaty organizations such as the European Commission, Council of Europe's Convention on Cybercrime, United Nations Office of Drugs and Crime, Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe and the Organization of American States.
  • Association for Competitive Technology
    ACT is an international grassroots advocacy and education organization representing more than 5,000 small and mid-size app developers and information technology firms. It is the only organization focused on the needs of small business innovators from around the world. ACT advocates for an environment that inspires and rewards innovation while providing resources to help its members leverage their intellectual assets to raise capital, create jobs, and continue innovating.
  • CA / Browser Forum
    The CA/Browser Forum began in 2005 as part of an effort among certification authorities and browser software vendors to provide greater assurance to Internet users about the web sites they visit by leveraging the capabilities of SSL/TLS certificates. In June 2007, the CA/Browser Forum adopted version 1.0 of the Extended Validation (EV) Guidelines. EV certificates are issued after extended steps to verify the identity of the entity behind the domain receiving the certificate. Internet browser software displays enhanced indication of that identity by changing the appearance of its display (i.e. colors, icons, animation, and/or additional website information).
  • CA Security Council
    The CA Security Council (CASC) is comprised of leading global Certificate Authorities that are committed to the exploration and promotion of best practices that advance trusted SSL deployment and CA operations as well as the security of the internet in general. While not a standards-setting organization, the CASC works collaboratively to improve understanding of critical policies and their potential impact on the internet infrastructure. Membership in the CASC is available to publicly trusted SSL certificate authorities that meet the CASC’s reputation, operation, and security requirements. At a minimum, each member is required to abide by industry standards, such as the CA/Browser Forum’s Baseline Requirements and Network Security Guidelines, and undergo an extensive annual audit
  • Center for Democracy & Technology (CDT)
    As a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, CDT works to preserve the user-controlled nature of the Internet and champion freedom of expression. CDT supports laws, corporate policies, and technology tools that protect the privacy of Internet users, and advocate for stronger legal controls on government surveillance. With offices in Washington, DC and San Francisco, and an international presence in London and Brussels, CDT works inclusively across sectors and the political spectrum to find tangible solutions to today's most pressing Internet policy challenges.
  • Digital Content Next (DCN)
    Digital Content Next is the only trade organization dedicated to serving the unique and diverse needs of high-quality digital content companies that manage trusted, direct relationships with consumers and marketers. The organization was founded in June 2001 as the Online Publishers Association (OPA). DCN’s members are some of the most trusted and well-respected media brands that, together, have an unduplicated audience of 230,604 million unique visitors or 100% reach of the U.S. online population.*
  • eco
    eco, with more than 700 member organizations, is the largest Internet industry association in Europe. Since 1995, we have been instrumental in the development of the Internet in Germany, fostering new technologies, infrastructures and markets, and forming framework conditions. In the Competence Network, all important specialists and decision makers of the Internet industry are represented, and current and future Internet themes are furthered.
  • Email Sender & Providers Coalition (ESPC)
    The mission of the ESPC is to advocate on behalf of email senders, providers, and other digital marketers operating globally in the online, mobile and social media environments in favor of global laws and self-regulatory efforts that balance consumer protection and business innovation, to educate membership on current and emerging business and legal developments affecting membership and to continue to develop and refine best practices that foster innovation, industry growth, and consumer trust.
  • ID Theft Council
    The Identity Theft Council is founded on a simple premise – that every community, no matter how small, has resources that can be harnessed to combat identity theft: to help victims recover from the crime, to ease the burden on law enforcement, and to educate users about the many options they have to avoid the crime.
  • National Association of Realtors
    The National Association of REALTORS® is America's largest trade association, representing over 1.1 million members, including NAR's institutes, societies, and councils, involved in all aspects of the residential and commercial real estate industries. Our membership is composed of residential and commercial REALTORS® who are brokers, salespeople, property managers, appraisers, counselors, and others engaged in the real estate industry. Members belong to one or more of approximately 1,200 local associations/boards and 54 state and territory associations of REALTORS®.
  • New Zealand Internet Task Force (NZITF)
    The New Zealand Internet Task Force (NZITF) is a non-profit with the mission of improving the cyber security posture of New Zealand. It is a forum based on mutual trust for debate, networking, information sharing, and collaboration on matters relating to the cyber security of New Zealand. The NZITF is a community of security professionals across government, law enforcement, academia, information security, and private sector industries including telecommunications, information technology, and banking.
  • StopBadware
    StopBadware is a nonprofit anti-malware organization based in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Our work makes the Web safer through the prevention, mitigation, and remediation of badware websites. We protect people and organizations from becoming victims of viruses, spyware, scareware, and other badware. StopBadware started as a project of the renowned Berkman Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University, and we spun off as an independent nonprofit organization in 2010. From our inception, we've been led and shaped by top thinkers in the fields of security and Internet policy.