Dialogues and Debates

It Takes a Hacker to Catch a Hacker

CryptoHarlem founder and Mozilla Fellow Matt Mitchell shares six steps for keeping activists and NGOs safe online.

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Matt Mitchell


Matt Mitchell is a hacker, security researcher, operational security trainer, developer and data journalist who founded andleads CryptoHarlem, impromptu workshops teaching basic cryptography tools to the predominately African American community in upper Manhattan. Matt trains activists and journalists (as an independent trainer for Global Journalist Security) in digital security.

His personal work focuses on marginalized, aggressively-monitored, over-policed populations in the United States. Currently, he is a 2016 Mozilla-Ford Foundation Open Web Fellow embedded at Color of Change, a civil rights and social justice organization.