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Feb 9, 2024

Our first FOSDEM

FOSDEM lets an often overlooked part of tech and software shine: the people behind it.
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Jan 3, 2024

Public benefit Internet infrastructure is not a “one-and-done” project

ISRG’s Board Chair reflects on our financial support.
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Dec 28, 2023

A Year-End Letter from our Vice President

A summary of how ISRG’s three projects, Let’s Encrypt, Divvi Up, and Prossimo continue to improve security and privacy.
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Nov 3, 2023

Tectonics 2023: a Productive Convening to Accelerate Memory Safety

Our first memory safety event generated enthusiasm, ideas, and action toward a more memory safe future.
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Oct 30, 2023

10 Years of Building a Better Internet

ISRG Board Chair Christine Runnegar reflects on the significance of our work and impact as we celebrate our 10th anniversary.
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Jul 26, 2023

Prossimo announces Tectonics: an event to shift the work of memory safety forward

The event will be November 2, in San Francisco.
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Jul 11, 2023

$1.5M from Sovereign Tech Fund to Fuel Memory Safety

Funding supports memory safety in TLS, DNS, and video/image decoding.
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May 24, 2023

ISRG’s 10th Anniversary

As ISRG celebrates its 10th anniversary, Co-founder and Executive Director Josh Aas reflects on the accomplishments of the nonprofit and looks ahead to its continued impact in the years to come.
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May 11, 2023

AWS commits $1M to Prossimo, bringing memory safety to critical parts of the Web

AWS commits $1M to advance four Prossimo initiatives, improving memory safety for TLS, NTP, media codec, and permissions boundaries.
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Apr 5, 2023

Divvi Up Receives Funding from Internet Society Foundation and Meta

Support for ISRG’s newest project, Divvi Up, a service for privacy-preserving metrics
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Feb 8, 2023

ISRG Receives $100k Grant from Craig Newmark Philanthropies

This grant will support ISRG and its three projects.
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Feb 1, 2023

ISRG Joins the Linux Foundation as an Associate Member

Showing our support for Open Source and open collaboration.
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Jan 12, 2023

A Look into the Engineering Culture at ISRG

ISRG has implemented several practices that aim to create a workplace where engineers can thrive.
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Dec 5, 2022

A Year-End Letter from our Executive Director

It's been an exciting year for ISRG and its projects: from Let's Encrypt issuing its three billionth certificate to Prossimo supporting the efforts to get Rust into the Linux kernel.
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Sep 12, 2022

Remembering Peter Eckersley

Peter Eckersley, a Let’s Encrypt co-founder, passed away unexpectedly on September 2, 2022.
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Aug 30, 2022

Christine Runnegar is Elected to Chair ISRG’s Board of Directors

Join us in congratulating Christine Runnegar as our new Board Chair!
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Apr 20, 2022

A Profile of Richard Barnes, ISRG Director

As a longstanding member of ISRG’s Board of Directors, Richard Barnes shares his thoughts on our organization’s growth and change.
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Apr 13, 2022

Let’s Encrypt Receives the Levchin Prize for Real-World Cryptography

We are honored to be recognized for the impact on the field of cryptography.
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Feb 25, 2022

New Major Funding from the Ford Foundation

$1M grant from The Ford Foundation supports ISRG’s security and privacy mission.
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Feb 10, 2022

Introducing Sarah Heil, ISRG’s CFO

Sarah Heil has joined Internet Security Research Group as Chief Financial Officer.
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Dec 16, 2021

A Year-End Letter from our Executive Director

A summary of the progress made toward improving security and privacy with ISRG’s three projects: Let’s Encrypt serves 260M websites, our Prossimo project seeks to solve problems caused by lack of memory safety, and Divvi Up is building a privacy-preserving metrics system.
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Dec 8, 2021

Project Update and New Name for ISRG Prio Services: Introducing Divvi Up

ISRG is developing a privacy-preserving metrics protocol and service based on Prio and Heavy-Hitters. The project is called Divvi Up.
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Jun 4, 2021

ISRG Prio Services for Preserving Privacy in COVID-19 EN Apps

ISRG serves as one of the data processors in the Prio-based privacy-preserving metrics system used by Apple and Google’s Exposure Notifications Express (ENX) system.
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Apr 20, 2021

Preparing Rustls for Wider Adoption

It’s time for the Internet to move on to more secure software, and that’s why our Memory Safety Initiative is coordinating work to make further improvements to the Rustls TLS library.
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Mar 12, 2021

Introducing Our Newest Board Member: David Nalley

We are pleased to announce that David Nalley, Principal of Open Source Strategy and Marketing at AWS, has joined the ISRG Board of Directors.
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Feb 17, 2021

Introducing Erica Portnoy to the ISRG Board of Directors

We are pleased to welcome Erica Portnoy, Senior Staff Technologist at EFF, to the ISRG Board of Directors!
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Feb 2, 2021

A Memory Safe TLS Module for the Apache HTTP Server

The Apache HTTP Server, httpd, is an important piece of the Internet’s infrastructure. Hundreds of millions of websites use it every day to serve requests. As such, improvements to httpd security have broad impact.
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Nov 18, 2020

Introducing ISRG Prio Services for Privacy Respecting Metrics

Today we are announcing a new project for ISRG: operation of Prio Services infrastructure. Prio Services will be a second project joining Let’s Encrypt under the ISRG umbrella.
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Oct 9, 2020

Memory Safe ‘curl’ for a More Secure Internet

Memory safety vulnerabilities represent one of the biggest threats to Internet security. As such, we at ISRG are interested in finding ways to make the most heavily relied-upon software on the Internet memory safe.
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Jun 8, 2020

Welcoming Vicky Chin to the ISRG Board of Directors

We are pleased to welcome Vicky Chin, Director of Desktop Product Development at Mozilla, to the ISRG Board of Directors!
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Dec 11, 2019

Meet Radiant Award Recipient Claudio Jeker

We’re excited to announce the third Radiant Award recipient, Claudio Jeker.
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Nov 21, 2019

Meet Radiant Award Recipient Rachel Player

We’re excited to announce the second Radiant Award recipient, Rachel Player.
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Jul 25, 2019

Max Hunter Joins ISRG Board of Directors

Max Hunter, of Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF), brings a wealth of technology and privacy experience as the newest member of the ISRG Board of Directors.
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Jan 16, 2019

Welcoming Christine Runnegar to the ISRG Board of Directors

We are happy to announce that Christine Runnegar, Senior Director of Internet Trust at Internet Society, joined the ISRG Board of Directors in late 2018.
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Dec 4, 2018

Meet Radiant Award Recipient Jason Donenfeld

We’re excited to announce the first Radiant Award recipient, Jason Donenfeld.
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Nov 19, 2018

Welcoming Aanchal Gupta to the ISRG Board of Directors

We are delighted to announce our newest board member: Aanchal Gupta, Director of Security at Facebook.
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Sep 22, 2018

ISRG: A Home for Public Benefit Digital Infrastructure

Welcome to the new website for Internet Security Research Group (ISRG).
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