Hackers Without Borders is a trailblazing humanitarian group that started last month as Russian troops massed on the Ukrainian border. It is a Paris-based non-governmental organization (NGO) that offers emergency infosec assistance to other NGOs and providers of critical services.
The Hackers Without Borders is operated by a staff of volunteers which includes hackers and infosec experts. Identical to Médecins Sans Frontières (Doctors without Borders), a French NGO that emphasized neutrality when it comes to helping victims of armed conflict.
The Hackers Without Borders is an organization that helps individuals or organizations victims of cyber attacks, protects them from further assaults, and bolsters their cyber-resilience.
According to Florent Curtet co-founder of Hackers Without Borders, “We have NGOs for press, for medical staff, and mental health issues, but not for protecting and helping the victims of cyber-attacks.”
He further added, “We hope to change this by creating an NGO that’s run by cybersecurity experts, who can provide security assistance to those in need.”
Curtet is a web security specialist with experience in pen testing systems for Interpol, the UN, and the French Ministry of Armed Forces. He is one of the four co-founders with a range of expertise.
The other founders of Hackers Without Borders includes Pierre-Marie Léoutre, a crypto-security expert and former threat intelligence specialist at the Gendarmerie Nationale, Karim Lamouri, a multilingual IT director for a Parisian suburb and security consultancy CEO, and Clément Domingo, an ethical hacker, capture-the-flag (CTF) competition founder and participant, and founder of a digital privacy awareness-raising campaign aimed at students.
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