Ochaun (pronounced O-shawn) Marshall is a developer and security consultant with a background in computer science education and machine learning. In his roles at Secure Ideas, he works on ongoing development projects utilizing Amazon Web Services and breaks other people's web applications. When he is not swallowing gallons of the DevOps Kool-Aid, he can be found blasting Two Steps from Hell while hacking, blogging, and coding.
IT both facilitates and complicates the human condition in the tradition of protesting. Activists and those supporting them need to be aware of the risks of social demonstrations. Here we dive into communication strategies for activists, as well as the basics of OPSEC. We discuss security hygiene in this context. We will also show these principles with case studies of the Civil rights movement, BLM, Hong Kong protests, Election protests, and recent hacktivist attacks against Parler and Gab.