Digital Security

The Igarape Institute Digital Security program develops interdisciplinary research, facilitates intersector dialogues and promotes spaces of trust and awareness for the advancement of digital policies. We work on issues such as digital security, internet crime, artificial intelligence, internet of things, data protection and smart cities.


We build platforms, sparking critical thinking on the impact of technologies in society and addressing challenges to digital rights protection through the implementation of technologies in our daily lives.


What are the primary challenges Brazil faces in preventing threats to cyber security, such as cyber attacks? Who are the key stakeholders in this area? How can they work together to mitigate existing risks? The search for answers to these questions stimulates the Igarape Institute to systematize, analyze and gather existing knowledge on cybersecurity.

To help ensure predictive technologies promote human rights and sustainable and equitable development, we created the Global Task Force on Predictive Analytics for Security and Development. The task force comprises some of the world’s leading thinkers, practitioners, and advocates. 

The website consolidates analyses, research data, norms and other documents on the subject of digital security. This way, it aims to strengthen the collective action.

We wrote a study on the implementation and use of video monitoring in Brazil. These technologies are among the main surveillance devices used by police authorities. (Page in Portuguese)

The project reassess the elaboration of Brazil’s digital policies regarding areas such as security, privacy and deployment of new technologies

Digital Security Publicatons

Digital Security in the media

World Economic Forum
Why we need global rules to crack down on cybercrime
Cybercrime is high on the agenda of nation states, corporations and international organizations everywhere.
Council on foreign relations
The Rocky Road to Cyber Norms at the United Nations
Between July 25 and 29, UN member states gathered in New York for the third substantive session of the Open-Ended Working Group on the security in and of information and communications technologies (OEWG)
Digital privacy comes at a price. Here's how to protect it
Data privacy exchanged for frictionless convenience is being compromised, stolen and leaked with disturbing regularity.
Foreign Policy
The Real-Life Risks of Our Digital World
If we didn’t know already, the COVID-19 pandemic has driven home the fact that data is the most important strategic asset of the 21st century
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Disrupting digital harms in Central Asia
Central Asia is the staging ground for a new digital Great Game
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Global Cyber Expertise Magazine
Louise Marie shares below some reflections on the importance of Cyber Portals to CCB and the lessons learned from the process of developing the national portal
World Economic Forum
4 ways to build resilience to digital risks in the COVID-19 era
The COVID-19 pandemic is generating monumental challenges for most governments, corporations and societies, both online and off.
Foreign Policy
Drug Cartels Are All Over Instagram, Facebook, and TikTok
Late last year, Colombia’s federal police arrested Diego Optra, a crime boss who heads a ruthless gang called La Local in the port city of Buenaventura.
Foreign Policy
Why The Latest Cyberattack Was Different
All during 2020, as the coronavirus pandemic swept around the world, another novel virus with devastating long-term effects spread unnoticed worldwide
Foreign Policy
The Radicalization of Bangladeshi Cyberspace
At 8:45 pm, five gunmen stormed the Holey Artisan Bakery, an upscale establishment in Dhaka, the capital of Bangladesh.

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