A contingent of leading cybersecurity organizations and nonprofits published an open letter on Friday, calling for large philanthropic foundations and internet billionaires to consider donating to their causes, citing a paucity of available grants and funds.
Posted at CyberPhilanthrophy.org, the letter links to the Peace and Security Funding Index, which shows that cybersecurity grants comprised 4.03 percent (or $15.2 million) of the $376.8 million that foundations allocated to peace and security causes in 2018 – the last full year of available data. That percentage shrinks if you look at the data since 2012; however, in recent years, cybersecurity has become more of a priority. In 2018, cybersecurity was the 11th most funded cause on the index, compared to 17th when it first made the list in 2015.
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