Matt 'matteo' Mitchell

Director of Digital Safety & Privacy

Matt 'matteo' Mitchell Director of Digital Safety & Privacy, Tactical Tech

Matt Mitchell is a hacker and the Director of Digital Safety & Privacy for Tactical Tech (also known as the Tactical Technology Collective). In his work there Matt leads security training efforts, curricula, and organizational security for the organization in their mission to raise awareness about privacy, provide tools for digital security, and mobilize people to turn information into action.

Matt is a well known security researcher, operational security trainer, and data journalist who founded & leads CryptoHarlem, impromptu workshops teaching basic cryptography tools to the predominately African American community in upper Manhattan. Matt trains people as an independent trainer for Global Journalist Security) in digital safety & security. Matt spends his free time training activists in operational and information security. His personal work focuses on marginalized, aggressively monitored, over-policed populations in the United States. Currently he is a tech advisor to the Human Rights Foundation, as well as a member of the advisory board to the Open Technology Fund, National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, and the Internet Freedom Festival.