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Holistic Digital Security and Early Career Human Rights Researchers: Inspiring Industry Change
March 29, 2022 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm
The webinar “Holistic Digital Security and Early Career Human Rights Researchers: Inspiring Industry Change” will bring together panelists from academia, industry, and non-profits to discuss the external threats facing digital investigators from under-represented communities and ways to counter those challenges. Addressing the issue of digital security within the field of human rights investigations requires both an awareness of the problems and an industry that is willing to strive towards equity and inclusion. Join us as we discuss the work of the Human Rights Investigations Lab at the Human Rights Center (UC Berkeley) and the Research Center for the Americas (UC Santa Cruz) and hear from early career professionals on inspiring industry change.
Segment 1: Defining Holistic Security
Panelists: Steve Trush (Owner/Founder of West County Labs), Rachael Cornejo (Consultant, Cyber & Strategic Risk, Deloitte), and Pearlé Nwaezeigwe (Product Policy Manager SSA at TikTok)
Moderator: Alexa Koenig, Executive Director of the Human Rights Center, UC Berkeley
Segment 2: Inspiring Industry Change
Panelists: Karin Goh (Senior Software Engineer at Salesforce) and Leigh Honeywell (CEO and co-founder of Tall Poppy)
Moderator: Sofia-Lissett Kooner, Lab Coordinator of the Human Rights Center, UC Berkeley
Segment 3: Managing Security Risks & Well-Being Online
Panelists: Abir Ghattas (Associate Director, Information Security of Human Rights Watch) and Nikita Gupta, resilience coach and expert with UCSC students Monica Mikhail and Sydney Eliot.
Moderator: Sylvanna Falcón, Director of the Research Center for the Americas, UC Santa Cruz