Field Guide to Incident Response for Civil Society and Media

This Field Guide is intended for those providing digital security incident response for civil society and media to learn the tools of the trade and gain technical skills that are useful in analysis and detection. In twelve chapters with many exercises and real-world examples, the reader is guided through the field of incident response, with a specific focus on civil society and media.

This guide was prepared by Internews’ Internet Freedom & Resilience team under a stream of work which strengthens civil society organizations, journalists, and other human rights defenders ability to detect, analyze, and build resilience to digital attacks through localized expertise in threat analysis and incident response.

The same stream of work produced a report on Global Trends in Digital Security for civil society and media, as well as threat landscape reports for five countries: Armenia, Brazil, Mexico, Serbia and Ukraine.