Holistic Digital Security and Early Career Human Rights Researchers: Inspiring Industry Change

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. This event is free and open to the public and webinar registration is now available. Closed captioning and an ASL interpreter will be provided. 

Program Schedule

 

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

Dial-In Information

https://ucsc.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_pZXVxLA9QRKZuAYjk8VSlQ

Tuesday, March 29 at 12:00pm to 1:30pm

Virtual Event