Digital security is all about tradeoffs: nonprofits have limited resources, and need to carefully assess risks and decide which threat scenarios are most critical. In this article we outline strategies for assessing risk, choosing security objectives, and provide sample policies to use as starting points.

Assessing Risk

To decide how best to…

2020 was an incredibly hard year, and many of the challenges we faced in 2020 are still with us in 2021. In times of crisis, trauma and uncertainty, it is easy to feel out of control. …

Facebook has a handy Ad Library search tool that anyone can use to search and filter ads about social issues, elections or politics. Most organizations that spend lots of money on Facebook ads have teams that do significant Facebook ad testing. If you’re going to spend lots of money on…

As we collectively try to survive a global pandemic, many businesses, nonprofits, and schools are moving work online. As the most remarkable and terrible event of our lifetimes unfolds, the focus of our collective attention has shifted almost exclusively to COVID-19. And unfortunately so has the focus of much of…

The security community and the progressive organizing world has seen a significant increase in social media impersonation attacks over the last few weeks.

The goal of these attacks appears to be to extract the phone numbers of people who have posting or admin access to organizational social media accounts. With…

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Hello world, I’m the CTO of MoveOn, and I’m hiring a senior software engineer. This article is about MoveOn’s hiring process for this role. To candidates reading this: my goal is to make our process as clear as possible. To hiring managers reading this: my goal is to open source…

Trump Is Not Above The Law Protest, New York City

Resistance and Innovation: 2018 Year In Review

2018 was a year of sustained progressive resistance against Trump’s toxic agenda, culminating in a midterm election with record turnout that ended GOP control of the House. This resistance was fueled by the energy and attention of millions of Americans who personally felt the threat of the Trump administration. …

When I first started my job as CTO at MoveOn 3 years ago, I was immediately overwhelmed: within hours of logging on for my first day I had 100 unread emails, a new all-remote organizational culture to figure out and navigate, I was plunged into the midst of a high…

The media loves to tell war stories about sexism, racism, and other forms of prejudice in the tech world. While shedding light on systemic problems is good journalism, for people interested in tech careers, reading story after story about the culture problems in tech can feel at best like the…

Some software engineers have computer science degrees, others went to coding bootcamps, and others are self-taught. In my professional experience, software engineers with computer science degrees are in the minority, and the majority of professional software engineers are self-taught. Partly this is because computer science is a relatively young field…

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