Practitioners of civil resistance: Assess your cybersecurity through threat modeling

Most activists and other practitioners of civil resistance realize that governments can use various methods of digital surveillance to find and silence dissenters. The question of how to protect ourselves can seem overwhelming. Wherever you look there are different and often contradictory recommendations. It can all seem too complicated, just impossible to keep up with. What you need is a place to start. You need a framework to help you make good security decisions, choose the right tools, and keep your privacy secure. Creating a threat model gives you just that. To create a threat model, we ask these questions:

  • Who are you? (in this situation)
  • Who is your adversary?
  • What do they want?
  • How will they try to get it?