The Islamic Republic of Iran has sanctioned FDD and our CEO Mark Dubowitz for “economic terrorism.” In a clear threat, the regime stated that “taking any actions by the judicial and security apparatuses against the FDD and their Iranian and non-Iranian accomplices will be considered legitimate as their actions are against Iran’s national security and the interests of Iranian people and government.”
We are taking these threats very seriously and are in close communication with several law enforcement and national security agencies. We are also actively reviewing our security protocols and taking all prudent measures to ensure the protection of our personnel, facilities, and networks.
Given the ongoing threats we face, it is clear that FDD needs to do much more to bolster its overall security, including for FDD personnel and data. The goal of “FDD’s Security Fund” is to cover costs for increased surveillance, protective intelligence, travel security, and IT upgrades.