Matt Mitchell

Director of Digital Safety & Privacy

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Matt Mitchell Director of Digital Safety & Privacy, Tactical Tech

Matt Mitchell is a hacker,and the Director of Digital Safety & Privacy, at 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.

Keynote: Cybersecurity vs the world

Is our industry a savior or annihilator?

Organizations, nation states, corporations and others are now using cyber as the reason for a series of actions that often target the most marginalized. Recent examples includes laws and decisions that lead to censorship, internet shutdowns, and passing of draconian internet regulations . This talk will look at what has happened in recent times and what we can do through a public interest technology lens to make things better and reclaim infosec/cyber.