CivilSphere, a project of the Stratosphere IPS laboratory


CivilSphere is a project born in the Czech Technical University (CTU) in Prague. The project is a spin off of the Stratosphere IPS laboratory, dedicated to provide a free software tool that uses machine learning to detect cyber security threats. In this context CivilSphere was born.

We believe that NGOs' work is a critical asset for our society, protecting human rights and civil liberties. It is their critical work that makes them a highly valuable political target for a wide variety of powerful actors. The end result is a continuous flow of attacks and technical abuse. Usually struggling for financial support for their causes, how can they protect themselves? At the CTU University, we took a step forward to help them.

Similarly, journalists and activists face similar struggles in terms of lacking resources and tools that may help them detect when they are attacked. 

The goal of this project is to provide simple solutions for journalists, activists, and NGOs for detecting attacks in their devices using our network behavioural Intrusion Detection and Prevention System, Stratosphere IPS.

We believe we can make a difference by putting our knowledge at service of those who need it the most and cannot afford complex and expensive solutions. Learn more about our services.


The CivilSphere project runs thanks to the support and trust of the following organisations: