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Civil society has never been more important to driving social change. It is an essential element for healthy democracies, human rights, and justice. But it has never faced as many threats as it does today, from cyberattacks on activists to the targeted spread of disinformation. Many individuals and organizations in civil society don’t have the resources to secure their digital footprints and effectively defend themselves.
In this panel, we are joined by leaders from the public interest cybersecurity community who are working to train the next generation of multidisciplinary public interest technologists and empower organizations to use technology to fulfill their missions, defend against digital threats, and build digital capabilities. Panelists will share about their work in public-interest cybersecurity, reflect on trends and initiatives they’re seeing in the field, and where more academic research is needed.
- Lily Lin – Program Officer, Microsoft; Citizen Clinic alumna
- Tiffany Rad – Lecturer, UC Berkeley School of Information; CEO and Co-founder, Anatrope, Inc.
- Larry Susskind – Ford Professor of Urban and Environmental Planning, MIT; Co-director, MIT Cybersecurity Clinic
- Moderated by Andreen Soley – Director, Public Interest Technology (PIT) University Network, New America
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