What is Umbrella?

Umbrella is the only security handbook you'll ever need in a free, open source app. It's up-to-date information you can trust. And it's always in your pocket.
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Get prepared.

Simple, practical steps you can take to stay secure when you work, travel, and communicate. Umbrella includes guides to recommended security tools and instructions for your level, from beginner to advanced.

Stay informed,
wherever you are.

Umbrella updates you on the latest security risks in your area, saving you time in the field. Your location stays on your device, so we can't track you.

Stay private.

Keep your security protocols private with encryption and passwords. Hide the app when you cross a border with a simple gesture.

New! Get support.

Inform others when the worst happens. Shareable incident forms walk you through the steps you need to take if your security is compromised.

Who uses Umbrella

use Umbrella to stay updated on risks their area and learn how to hide their identities, communicate security and avoid censorship.

NGO staff
use Umbrella to compile secure itineraries/protocols, report incidents, monitor local threats with live security alerts from trusted sources, and learn how to operate securely.

Journalists and their sources
use Umbrella to learn how to use security tools to publish sensitive information and access the internet from unsafe places.

if you live in a high-risk area, travel regularly or want to increase your security.


Build your own Umbrella

Want to publish your own security manual as an app? Do it yourself with our secure mobile CMS, Tent. Or let us customise Umbrella for you.

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