(The Hosting News) – Google, Dropbox, and the Open Technology Fund have teamed up to create Simply Secure, a new organization focused on making security technology easier to use for the public.
In the next few months open-source developers, designers, and researchers will be working with the new organization to help understand and use technology from projects such as Off-the-Record Messaging, Open Whisper Systems, and The Guardian Project, says Google via blog post.
“Rather than create redundant initiatives, we will focus on supporting existing open source work by providing usability and development expertise, direct ties to user communities, connections to funding sources, and other resources,” says Simply Secure’s blog post. “We aim to take a page from the open-source community and make as much of our work transparent and widely-accessible as possible. This means that as we get into the nitty-gritty of learning how to build collaborations around usably secure software, we will share our developing methodologies and expertise publicly.”
According to The Guardian, former Google project manager Sara Sinclair Brody will lead the organization, which will work with the Open Technology Fund, the University College London, and World Wide Web Consortium to provide simple ways for consumers to understand security.