After more than 15 years as a web developer and environmental and human rights activist, Bill Budington kept noticing the same problems. Whether it was unpatched hosts or outdated and expired software, many of the non-profits he worked with were highly vulnerable to cyber attacks.
Making matters worse, Bill noticed that many of the organizations weren’t able to invest the resources to follow the best practices for security.
“As much as they’d like to move from some outdated platform to something better, they wouldn’t be able to,” Bill said. “Part of my job was to let them know what some of the larger holes in their security might be and how they can actually protect themselves.”
Bill now combines those passions for activism and technology in his current role as Staff Technologist at the Electronic Frontier Foundation, a non-profit organization that champions and defends people’s rights to privacy and expression online.