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We always knew that governments and military forces spied on each other. But over the last five years or more, we’ve seen them spying on NGOs, journalists and human rights workers, too. Media organizations have slowly come around to the idea that they need to take an approach to digital security that goes beyond encryption and addresses endpoint security, but human rights NGO have lagged behind. This talk will outline the scope of the problem for NGOs, discuss the factors that have acted as impediments to progress in this area so far, give concrete steps that organizations and individuals can take to improve their security in the face of targeted attacks.