Bridging the Gap: Cybersecurity + Public Interest Tech

New Track at RSAC 2019 – Thursday Only!

A new field is emerging—a community of people using their skills in technology to change the world for the better—the professional field of public interest technology. There is a need to bridge the gap between what technologists are trying to build and what social scientists are trying to address. Join us for an inspiring track with cybersecurity expert Bruce Schneier and over a dozen other security, civic and social sector leaders. Brought to you in partnership with Bruce Schneier and the Ford Foundation.

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9:20 – 10:10 AM

Introduction: How Public Interest Technologists are Changing the World
Moderator: J. Bob Alotta, Astraea Foundation  
Matt Mitchell, Tactical Tech
- Bruce Schneier, Fellow and Lecturer, Harvard Kennedy School 

10:40 – 11:30 AM

Public Interest Tech in Silicon Valley
Mitchell Baker, Chairwoman, Mozilla Corporation  
Cindy Cohn, EFF  
- Shannon Vallor, AI Ethicist and Visiting Researcher, Google

12:00 – 12:50 PM

Working in Civil Society
- Sarah Aoun, Digital Security Technologist
- Peter Eckersley, Partnership on AI  
- Harlo Holmes, Director of Newsroom Digital Security, Freedom of the Press Foundation 
- John Scott-Railton, Senior Researcher, Citizen Lab  

1:30 – 2:20 PM

Government Needs You
- Travis Moore, TechCongress  
- Hashim Mteuzi, Senior Manager, Network Talent Initiative, Code for America  
- Gigi Sohn, Distinguished Fellow, Georgetown Law Institute for Technology Law & Policy  
- Ashkan Soltani, Independent Consultant, Soltani LLC  

2:50 – 3:40 PM

Changing Academia
- Deirdre Mulligan, UC Berkeley
- Latanya Sweeney, Harvard   
- Danny Weitzner, MIT CSAIL  

4:10 – 5:00 PM

The Future of Public Interest Tech
Moderator: Jenny Toomey, Director, Internet Freedom, Ford Foundation  
Bruce Schneier, Fellow and Lecturer, Harvard Kennedy School 
- Ben Wizner, ACLU 

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