WE EMPOWER PEOPLE TO DEFEND THEMSELVES AGAINST MODERN THREATS!
Digital technologies have opened a new world of opportunity and have become an integral part of our lives. In addition to the many benefits of digitization, there are also new challenges to be addressed. These include new threats such as cyber-attacks, invasion of privacy, disinformation, cyber grooming and mobbing, electoral interference...To counter these dangers effectively and sustainably, technical measures alone are not sufficient and reliable enough. The human factor plays an essential role in this process.
Many of the threats we are facing exploit basic human instincts and rely on people taking some sort of action or making mistakes to cause actual damage. Therefore, we need to motivate people and strengthen their abilities to effectively deal with these new challenges.
Our mission is to motivate and encourage people to use digital technologies in a safe, self-determined, responsible and risk-aware manner through education and skill-building. Our education and awareness work is characterized by a playful, fun, and interactive approach that appeals to and can be adapted to different audiences and demographics.
Besides organizations and institutions, we are also focusing on individuals and people who have had non or only limited access to these topics (e.g. people with handicaps or elderly people).
We support, implement and promote projects, actions and events whose vision and efforts are in line with the mission of the foundation.
Would you like to to support the project or get a taste of our work and upcoming products?
There is a limited number of discounted mini workshops available for pre-order starting in late spring/summer 2021. First come first serve! By submitting this form you place an initially non-binding pre-order. After the first point of contact is established, we'll get in touch with you to discuss details!
The foundation is backed by a dynamic, passionate and competent foundation board, which is committed to contributing to a secure, self-determined and positive digital present and future.
Founder & Security Awareness Creator, be[a]ware
With be[a]ware, Sarah and her team develop playful, motivating and innovative security awareness solutions and tools such as SpyPi, which can be used to effectively and interactively sensitize people of different ages and backgrounds.
Economist and Serial Entrepreneur
20 years ago, the promise of digitization was transparency and freedom. This is and remains the bar. Being an economist and serial entrepreneur my passion is to translate big ideas into reality and anchor them over the long-term - as in 1993, as the co-founder of the FLYER electric bike. Nature is our role model: it teaches us long-term thinking in balanced, decentralized systems and cycles. Let's learn from it to design the human-oriented digital transformation!
Awareness Specialist, SWITCH
Katja is engaged in promoting information security among Swiss universities, hosters and citizens.
Marcus Beyer is responsible for Security Awareness & Communications at Swisscom, specialist for internal and integrated communications. He has more than 14 years of experience in the development and a successful implementation of training and awareness programmes for IT/information security and BCM in companies worldwide.
Co-Founder and CEO, Prifina
Markus is a product-focused serial entrepreneur currently serving as the Co-Founder and CEO of Prifina. Markus has worked in paradigm shifts in industries like data, fintech, and content rights. Markus is passionate about personal freedom and empowering individuals with tools to build better futures for themselves and others. He’s also driven by democratization of technology to equip individuals with more tools and opportunities.
Software Engineer, Puzzle ICT
Philip likes to make things, in the physical as well as the digital world.