Partners & Funders

IST’s success would not be possible without the support of our trusted partners and funders.

The Institute for Security and Technology’s success would be unimaginable without the generous support of the many foundations, organizations, government entities, and individuals who are the driving force behind our work. With their contributions, we are able to continue tackling some of the world’s toughest emerging security threats, from countering ransomware and researching the cognitive foundations of the disinformation threatening our democracy to proposing tangible, technical solutions to mitigate the risk of nuclear war.

Our Partners

Bridging the gap between diverse stakeholders is at the core of what we do. Our partners span industry, civil society, and government. Whether we are convening groups of partners in a named initiative, forming partnerships with other institutions, or joining forces with an existing effort, in all cases, we are committed to fostering engagement between disparate communities. 

Below are just a few of the partnerships that we have been a part of, both currently and in the past. 

  • One example is the Ransomware Task Force, a groundbreaking coalition and interdisciplinary group of leaders dedicated to effectively combating ransomware. The RTF consists of over 60 members from software companies, government agencies, cybersecurity vendors, financial services companies, nonprofits, and academic institutions.
  • Another example is a joint initiative with the Center for A New American Security, which produced the Future Digital Threats to Democracy project. 
  • Partnerships with the Stanley Center for Peace and Security and the Nautilus Institute for Security and Sustainability, along with generous support from the MacArthur Foundation, made possible a series of reports analyzing the impact of emerging technologies on nuclear command, control, and communications (NC3) and global stability
  • Meanwhile, an ongoing partnership with Metaculus is working to forecast the AI and nuclear landscape, applying Metaculus’s ML-optimized collective intelligence to IST’s ongoing work on AI safety and nuclear confidence-building measures. 

Our Funders

We extend our appreciation to the following foundations, organizations, government entities, and individuals for their financial support. 

Craig Newmark Philanthropies

William + Flora Hewlett Foundation



Banco Santander

Bank of America


Datto, Inc. 

German Federal Foreign Office



Omidyar Network

Palo Alto Networks

Patrick J. McGovern Foundation



Red Canary


Security Scorecard

Swiss Federal Department of Foreign Affairs 

TRM Labs

U.S. Department of State

Private philanthropy

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