IT support to the Armenian civil society


CiviCERT-AM is a Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT) for Armenian civil society -- NGOs, Human Rights Defenders, Activists, journalists and independent media. We serve as a contact point and help desk for the abovementioned groups in Armenia and collect, analyze and where appropriate, anonymously and responsibly share incident data and indicators with the global threat intelligence community. CiviCERT AM guarantees the confidentiality of the information we receive about incidents.
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risk assessement

IT audits

IT security trainings

our beneficiaries


Independent media


Human Rights Defenders


Samvel Martirosyan

our team

Samvel Martirosyan

Samvel Martirosyan

director of ArmSec foundation

Samvel Martirosyan is involved in various IT initiatives, he is the director of the ArmSec foundation and a co-founder of CiviCERT-AM team. Samvel deals with various aspects of information security, as well a cybersecurity and content security, including fact checking and combatting disinformation.

Antranig Vartanian

Antranig Vartanian

Founder of Illuria Security

Antranig Vartanian is a Unix security engineer, who has worked at Armenia's national computer emergency response team - CERT for two years and now leads the EVN CERT. He is also the founder of Illuria Security, a company, which automates honeypots, to discover hackers more effectively.

Artur Papyan

Artur Papyan

Director of MDI Armenia

Artur Papyan is the director of Media Diversity Institute – Armenia (MDI Armenia), the country representative for Techsoup and a co-founder of the team. Artur also works as a freelance IT auditor, IT and Media researcher and consultant.

Artur has worked as a senior multimedia editor and internet journalist with RFE/RL’s Armenian Service, he has co-founded and worked as the CEO of “Azatutyun TV” LLC.

In recent years he has taught online media, internet journalism, and professional ethics at a number of Armenian universities.

Vartan Arzumanyan

Vartan Arzumanyan

SAFETAG auditor

Vartan Arzumanyan is an IT security specialis, a network and system administrator.

Vartan Arzumanyan

Tigran Azatyan

Full-stack web developer

Tigran Azatyan is a web developer, founder of CREATEIT SOFTWARE LLC.

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