Umbrella: Security made easy

Umbrella: Security made easy Free App

Rated 4.44/5 (89) —  Free Android application by Security First


About Umbrella: Security made easy

The all-in-one app for learning about, mitigating and staying up-to-date with the latest digital and physical security risks. Designed by and for people travelling in high-risk areas, journalists, aid-workers, human rights defenders and activists.

★What’s the best way to speak with someone securely?
★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?
★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...

(Currently in BETA)

Got a digital or physical security problem? Find the solution.

Umbrella provides all the advice needed to operate safely in a hostile environment. With step-by-step advice and checklists for every situation from sending a secure email to attending a protest or dealing with a kidnapping - Umbrella provides you with a one-stop-shop for all the latest tools and information on how to operate securely as and when you need it.

Lessons help you learn about a topic, checklists help you implement best practice mitigation procedures. Keep track of your progress in the dashboard. Stay up-to-date with the latest threats in your local area through feeds - which provide security information from the UN, ReliefWeb, Centres for Disease Control and many other places.

Your data is encrypted on the device, we don't have access to it. You can add extra security with a password. If your in an emergency, Umbrella integrates with The Guardian Project "Ripple App" (needs to be downloaded separately) - so with one swipe you can hide it.

Umbrella has been created with the help and input of the NGO, human rights, humanitarian aid and open source technology communities.

We can't wait to hear your feedback, so send suggestions to [email protected]

Take a look at the code here:

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

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How to Download / Install

Download and install Umbrella: Security made easy version 0.3.6 on your Android device!
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Android package: org.secfirst.umbrella, download Umbrella: Security made easy.apk

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App History & Updates

What's Changed
- Shareable incident forms
- Update renewed cert pin
- Stability fixes and improvements
Version update Umbrella: Security made easy was updated to version 0.3.6
More downloads  Umbrella: Security made easy reached 5 000 - 10 000 downloads
Version update Umbrella: Security made easy was updated to version 0.2.0

What are users saying about Umbrella: Security made easy

by T####:

Got no clue how to use it

by Q####:

Dev spams too much on forums.

by B####:

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.

by R####:

So far so good!

by A####:

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.

by I####:

Got no clue how to use it

by T####:

So much information that is useful for aid workers and just good to know in general. I love it, thanks!

by L####:

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

by S####:

This app makes way too many assumptions to be useful. Maybe it helps somebody but following some advice here without explicitly knowing those assumptions will get people hurt. Security still isn't easy.

by B####:

Extremely useful resource for those who need tips on securing their communications and person.

by M####:

A great app that lets good people around the world do what they do better. Get it!

by P####:

Have it if your security personal and social is conpromised or you wish to reduce the risk. 5 out of 5!

by X####:

THE go-to app for both professionals and beginners travelling into areas of instability/insecurity. The checklist at the end of each section consolidates the beginner's new knowledge and reaffirms the pro's procedures, as complacency has no place in the security environment. Constantly fed with industry best practice and real-time vital information for those in-situ.

by O####:

An app with these intentions and excellent implementation is a welcome sight in today's world where our data's security is sold to the highest bidder or taken from dark organisations. I'm delighted to see it and hope it stays honest and true to it's goal over time.

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