Umbrella: Security made easy

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    Umbrella: Security made easy

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    The all-in-one app for digital and physical security. Learn about the latest risks and how to mitigate them. Designed and used by journalists, aid workers, human rights activists, and people travelling in high-risk areas.

    Got a digital or physical security problem? Umbrella has the solution when you need it most. (Currently in BETA)

    What’s the best way to speak with someone securely?
    How do I send a secure email?
    How should I prepare to go through a border or airport where I may be searched or my devices seized?
    What is the safest way to protect myself during a protest?
    How do I know if I’m under surveillance?
    How do I meet with a source in the field?
    How should I respond if a colleague is kidnapped or detained?
    How can I protect my sensitive files?
    What is the latest information about security problems in my area?
    How do I deal with the effects of extreme stress?
    And much much more...

    Now Available in English, Spanish and Chinese.

    Umbrella provides step-by-step advice to help you and your team operate safely in a hostile environment. Whether you are sending sensitive emails, attending a protest or dealing with a kidnapping, Umbrella is your one stop shop for the latest security tools and information.

    Lessons help you learn about a topic, checklists help you follow through. Keep track of your progress in the dashboard. Report incidents with forms. Feeds update you with threat alerts from trusted sources like the UN, ReliefWeb, Global Disaster and Alert Coordination System and Centres for Disease Control.

    Your data is encrypted on your device, so we don't have access to it. Add extra security with a password. In an emergency, disguise Umbrella or integrate it with Ripple, an app by the Guardian Project that you can download separately to hide it with a single swipe.
    Umbrella has been created with input from the NGO, media, humanitarian aid and open source technology communities.

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    Find out more about Umbrella here:

    Take a look at the code and content here:

    Please file any bugs, issues, or feature requests at:

    Users review

    from 93 reviews



    Users comments for Umbrella: Security made easy


    by Vindt1984

    Jan 10, 2018  |  "Good"

    Outdated information, some suggested apps are unavailable and the suggested OS (Cyanogenmod) is no longer updated and difficult to find for *older* phones.

    A Google user

    by A Google user

    Jan 07, 2018  |  "Awesome"


    James Powers

    by James Powers

    Feb 26, 2017  |  "Poor"

    Good idea and well recommended but doa on my galaxy s7 - just a red screen with an umbrella even with uninstall and reinstall. Willing to try a new release when it comes out.

    Jeroen Swen

    by Jeroen Swen

    Nov 02, 2016  |  "OK"

    Dev spams too much on forums.

    A Google user

    by A Google user

    Aug 18, 2016  |  "Poor"

    Security made easy?? Surely that is a joke! If you have an hour or so to spare every time you want to sort out your security and you don't have a life.. This heap of crap is for you

    Michael Bennett

    by Michael Bennett

    Jul 10, 2016  |  "Awesome"

    Not sure about the couple negative reviews, but I will say that some of the applications they are advocating the NSA have admitted are a 'problem' for them in regards to the usage of them. ie; truecrypt(v 7.1a) But also in my opinion, and as the developers have stated, this was developed towards a specific group/work in mind and should be used as a guide to work from. Not a Manuel for complete security practices.