Foundation Projects

CyberSecurity Cambodia

Passerelles Numeriques

The rise of the digital economy in Cambodia is seen as a great opportunity, but also is a raising concern over user privacy and security as individuals and companies can easily be the target of hackers. Many Cambodian users do not yet have the most basic understanding of how to protect themselves on the Web.

In this project Passerelles Numériques Cambodia (PNC) and The Foundry worked to create playful and accessible online learning content through interactive videos and quizzes on security issues faced by the public and organizations when navigating the web and using digital devices. The materials covered topics on phone protection, passwords, the potential threats of using public wifi, as well as on phishing and malware, and they were included in both a website and a mobile phone app available in Khmer, English and French.

A screenshot of the Cybersecurity Cambodia website.
A screenshot from the cybersecurity Cambodia website

The app was promoted through the PNC’s network of NomadLabs, an educational tool for teachers and students which aims to digital Inclusion in provincial high schools and Youth clubs, where Web Security was added as a new category. In total, 23 NomadLabs (11 high schools and 12 CBOs) participated in the security training. During the deployment phase, 341 persons have been trained including 227 girls and young women. It is estimated that a total of 2,166 people, with almost 60% of them being girls, used the app.

As a result of the project, the Ministry of education will integrate our website into its online learning platform which will make it available to all scholars from 12 to 18 years in Cambodia.