WHO WE ARE
Wickr Foundation is a global initiative with a mission to advance the Private Web and transform how society uses the Internet. In addition to educating the public on privacy and information security, Wickr Foundation operates a social-impact venture fund focused on incubating ideas that revolutionize user control and empower data ownership.
Investing in Innovation in User Control & Data Ownership
Wickr Foundation’s strategy is to accelerate the pace and the scale of Internet transformation by supporting entrepreneurs dedicated to empowering their users to take back the ownership and control over their data. In pursuit of our non-profit venture mission, we raise charitable donations to invest in ideas and teams that have the most potential for positive social impact.
Educating the Public on Privacy & Information Security
Wickr Foundation seeks to advance digital privacy and security by educating the public about user control and ownership. We train activists, journalists, kids, and policy-makers around the world, empowering them to make informed personal and policy decisions about the Internet. Our goal is to make hacking, a.k.a. STEM, fun and accessible to everyone.
Protect the United States by protecting the global web
The current approach is still largely based on an antiquated defense vs. offense framing of information security. In fact that the Web is a global resource that must be treated as such to sustain our economic growth and stability and that means avoiding binary definitions of online threats. MORE HERE
CSIS Cyber Policy Task Force
As part of the bipartisan Cyber Policy Task Force hosted by the Center for Strategic and International Studies, a group of the nation’s leading cybersecurity experts guided by Senator Sheldon Whitehouse and Chairman Michael McCaul, recently released recommendations for the next administration on bolstering US cyber defenses.