• My work focuses on human-centric technology and security, and is centered on making on security and privacy accessible to the average person through education and awareness.
  • I raise awareness of privacy + security issues in education technology, and advocate for better security and privacy outcomes for schools and students.
  • Using a password manager is one simple way to make the web more secure for us all. If you aren’t using one already, you should start… preferably now! :)

Upcoming talks: 

Structure Security
O’Reilly Security, New York
O’Reilly Security, Amsterdam



Podcasts + Radio + Video:


Places I’ve written or been quoted:

Screen Shot 2016-01-06 at 2.05.17 AM Salted Hash: Phishing study reveals frightening password habits

Screen Shot 2016-05-28 at 10.44.28 PMHow to Protect Your Nude Selfies From Vengeful Ex-Boyfriends and Trolls


Screen Shot 2016-02-17 at 8.56.25 PM  How to make security more approachable? Jessysaurusrex roars (Q&A)

Screen Shot 2016-01-29 at 8.34.26 AM  Yet Another Reminder that the Internet of Thing is a Nightmare

Screen Shot 2016-01-05 at 10.39.36 PMThe VTech data breach shows kids are just as vulnerable to hacking


Screen Shot 2016-01-06 at 2.09.07 AM   Kids’ data is valuable, too: Children at risk of identity theft following VTech hack

Screen Shot 2016-01-05 at 10.36.19 PM   What You Can Learn from the Ashley Madison Hack (Even If You Don’t Want to Cheat On Your Spouse)

Screen Shot 2016-01-05 at 10.30.28 PM   Drawing Lessons from July’s Jeep Hack

Screen Shot 2016-01-06 at 2.05.17 AM  Schools keep track of students’ online behavior, but do parents even know? 


How to Teach Computer Security Skills


Grooming Students for A Lifetime of Surveillance


 edsurgeDon’t Get Shellshocked: The Latest Security Loophole that Could Put Student Data at Risk

edsurge Why Net Neutrality Matters for Education


edsurgeStopping the #Heartbleed: What Edtech Entrepreneurs Must Let Users Know

logo-mindshiftHow Educators Can Protect Students’ Data from Security Breaches


Projects + Cool Stuff I’ve done:

2015 Winter Break of Code with Open Whisper Systems, Kauai
Kickstarter: Plaid Avenger
Kickstarter: Outthink, Inc
Helped integrate social media + technology into a class of 3000 at Virginia Tech with the Plaid Avenger; contributed to various movie premieres, projects, and viral social media campains like landing a Skype-interview with Nobel Peace Prize Winner Aung San Suu Kyi of Burma.




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