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Craig Newmark Philanthropies Pledges $50 Million to Cyber Civil Defense


Craigslist founder Craig Newmark

Newmark tweeted that the donation was focused on providing cybersecurity "tools and services for regular people."

Credit: Pete Forsyth

Craig Newmark, founder of Craigslist, promised a major investment in the cybersecurity community and public cyber education by targeting more than $50 million towards what he called a Cyber Civil Defense.

Newmark announced the news in a Tweet on Monday.

Craig Newmark Philanthropies said the $50 million will support efforts to raise public awareness of threats and online security choices, in addition to the creation of online tools and digital infrastructure that can help secure the country's networks. The effort will also include programming aimed at developing a diverse, inclusive, and equitable workforce capable of meeting the technical cybersecurity challenges ahead.

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