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By Kimberly Bishop | Company Accountability
NortonLifeLock has lengthy centered on empowering home violence victims and survivors. Stalkerware apps can be utilized to stalk, harass, and hurt folks and we work to provide victims and potential victims instruments to assist shield themselves from harassment and violence. We’re a founding member of the Coalition Towards Stalkerware, which pairs our experience in stalkerware and coverage recommendation on the significance of supporting home violence victims and survivors with home violence organizations and different cybersecurity corporations. The Coalition was fashioned to assist maintain malicious expertise like Stalkerware and Creepware out of the fingers of abusers.
In 2021, we’ve furthered our efforts, and have supplied a $75,000 grant to the National Network to End Domestic Violence (NNEDV) to assist its Expertise Security program, Safety Net. NNEDV is a social change group, devoted to making a social, political, and financial atmosphere wherein home violence not exists. The group works to make home abuse a nationwide precedence, altering the best way communities reply whereas strengthening political efforts towards intimate associate violence.
NNEDV’s full-spectrum work contains assist for transitional housing, addressing the intersection of HIV/AIDS and home violence, strengthening survivors’ monetary capabilities, and specializing in how expertise and abuse have turn into intertwined.
Constructing on greater than twenty years of expertise addressing the intersection of expertise and abuse, NNEDV’s Security Web mission gives professional schooling and coaching to advocates, these working with survivors, and the general public on sustaining security and privateness, in addition to ways of expertise misuse and offender accountability. Via Security Web, NNEDV additionally advocates for insurance policies and tech designs that successfully and thoughtfully deal with tech abuse. Security Web maintains a number of on-line toolkits that comprise assets, tip-sheets, and adaptable templates for service suppliers, and hosts an annual Expertise Summit.
Up to now, Security Web has skilled nicely over 115,000 folks, starting from judges and cops to expertise corporations and sufferer advocates, on expertise safety-related points. Most significantly, 85%+ of Security Web’s coaching members report a rise in capability to assist survivors and assume strategically about expertise.
With assist from NortonLifeLock, these numbers will solely proceed to develop. With this new grant, we’ll assist present participating, interactive trainings that enhance the privateness associated wants of survivors. We’ll additionally present complete, specialised help to assist the more and more advanced work of native sufferer providers applications and different professionals who’re helping survivors with expertise abuse and privateness dangers. NNEDV estimates that over 62,000 folks might be served by this grant, along with these helped by our current participation within the Coalition Towards Stalkerware.
We look ahead to sharing updates as this grant progresses and can proceed to champion the work that NNEDV does to assist finish home violence and abuse.
To study extra about NNEDV, please go to https://nnedv.org
NortonLifeLock Inc. (NASDAQ: NLOK) is a world chief in client Cyber Security. We’re devoted to serving to safe the gadgets, identities, on-line privateness, and residential and household wants of practically 50 million customers, offering them with a trusted ally in a posh digital world.
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