AidInfoSec Report an attack


Who we are

Aid_Info_Sec was founded by Dr Olivia Williams and Prof Berit Bliesemann de Guevara and is hosted at the Department of International Politics at Aberystwyth University, UK.

  • Dr Olivia Williams is an information security, digital and data consultant in the defence sector with a background in humanitarian emergency response and a particular specialism in cyber-related real world harms.
  • Dr Berit Bliesemann de Guevara is a professor of International Politics at Aberystwyth University with a long-standing specialisation in violent conflict, peacebuilding, and unarmed civilian protection amidst violent conflict.
  • Aid_Info_Sec has received funding from the Higher Education Funding Council Wales (HEFCW) through the Research Wales Innovation Fund (RWIF), and from Aberystwyth’s University Research Fund.

What we do

We collect and analyse cyberattack data and provide insights to aid organisations. We also work with adjacent sectors to reinforce their knowledge of the cyber landscape in which their aid partners work.

  • We monitor cyberattacks against individuals and organisations working in the humanitarian and development sectors.
  • We raise awareness of the real-world harms resulting from cyberattacks for organisations, their beneficiaries, and wider communities.
  • We analyse patterns and trends of cyberattacks and related harms across these sectors over time as an evidence base for the development of informed counter measures.
  • We advocate for making cyber security a pillar of programmes across the humanitarian and development sectors to better prevent harms.