About us

Technology is impacting on our civil liberties, our rights, and our autonomy. Tactical Tech is a non-profit organisation who has been responding to these shifts for the past 15 years by finding practical solutions for a global network of activists, technologists and engaged citizens. Their outputs are shared with over three million people worldwide through applied research, capacity building, trainings, workshops, events and exhibitions. In doing this, Tactical Tech hope to raise awareness about privacy, provide tools for digital security, and mobilise people to turn information into action.


See our TIMELINE for projects, publications, films and events since 2003. Or read a Short History of Tactical Tech: how the organisation was started, and how it has developed over the years.


Photo above: Wired UK

Read about Tactical Tech in the media.


We currently work within three programme areas: Info-Activism; Digital Security; and Privacy. In all three we work to raise awareness, build practical skills and inspire critical reflection and inspiration.

Trainings and workshops

Through trainings and workshops we provide direct support to over 2000 advocates a year, through intensive training in small groups, as well as through 'flash trainings' or clinics at large-scale gatherings and conferences.

Things we make

We like to approach communication and training in a variety of ways. Browse our toolkits, guides, online resources, films, animations and visualisations.

Key Projects

Security in-a-box - Tools and tactics for your digital security

Me and My Shadow - Take control of your digital traces

Exposing the Invisible - Investigative tools and techniques