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Mercy Corps

IT security presentation

Website development

Project details

Target skills

  • Analytics
  • Web development
  • Database administration
  • Networking administration
  • System administration
  • Data visualization

Project need

The pro bono consultant will deliver a presentation in the form of an onsite or online meeting to Mercy Corps staff that will present Cisco's current viewpoint on security threat trends and how to best respond to them. Ideally could be recorded and distributed online to our global IT staff and other interested internal parties. Today the world is facing some of the greatest humanitarian challenges of our time. The worst hunger crisis in a generation is spreading across the Horn of Africa and Yemen, while millions of people are displaced by conflict in places like Syria, South Sudan and Nigeria.

In addition, the operating environments for delivering humanitarian assistance are constantly shifting and aid workers must deal with increasingly complex challenges such as shrinking access, protecting sensitive beneficiary data, ensuring privacy and delivering aid in the midst of violent conflict.

Mercy Corps and Cisco are partnering on a five-year "Tech for Impact" initiative to deliver aid and development assistance faster, better and to more people around the world by accelerating digital solutions. As part of this partnership, Mercy Corps is working to improve its information security in what has become a rapidly changing threat environment. We have limited resources to do this at a global scale and must target our investments and efforts very carefully. We have identified a set of digital strategies for program impact where we believe the collective action of Cisco and Mercy Corps will yield the greatest results to protecting vulnerable populations around the world. As part of our commitment to protecting data and communications, the contribution of Cisco security threat experts will allow us to take the learnings and incorporate them into our broader strategy.

Organization's mission

Alleviate suffering, poverty and oppression by helping people build secure, productive and just communities.

Step 1: Apply

Send the below info, and if interested, the nonprofit will select a time for a phone interview. You'll get a confirmation with everything you need to know.

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Step 2: Interview

You'll have a 30 minute call to discuss the scope and deliverables of the project directly with Mercy Corps, and for them to confirm you're a good fit.

Step 3: Start

Once accepted, you'll be able to get right to work. We will check in with you periodically to make sure you have everything you need.