Victoria Baines – Rethinking Citizen Engagement in Cybersecurity

February 11th, 2020 - 6:00 pm to 7:20 pm

Building 200, Room 203, Lane History Corner 450 Jane Stanford Way
Stanford, CA 94305

Cybersecurity professionals are trained to counter threats and vulnerabilities in people, process and technology. In the last twenty years, we have focused on the last two, and on the bad actors responsible for cyber attacks. But what about the general population of potential victims? Have we communicated the risks and remedies effectively? How might we do better?

The Comm230X +1 Speaker Series highlights evolving perspectives at the intersection of the social sector, digital technology, and contemporary society. Winter 2020 speakers are experts from social sector organizations and from the fields of law, journalism, technology, and policy, including Jen Schradie, Catherine Sandoval, and Victoria Baines. Topics covered in the series include journalism, criminal justice, technology use in the social sector, cyber security, technology policy, and digital activism & conservativism.

Dinner served. Please RSVP above.

Speaker Bio

Victoria Baines has spent the last 15 years analysing and investigating cybercrime and online safety issues.

Until 2017, Victoria was Facebook’s Trust & Safety Manager for Europe, Middle East and Africa. Her work focused on operational support to law enforcement, and strategic engagement with policy makers on criminal activity online. Before joining Facebook, Victoria led the Strategy team at Europol’s European Cybercrime Centre (EC3), where she was responsible for the EU’s cyber threat analysis. She designed and developed the iOCTA, Europe’s flagship threat assessment on cybercrime, and authored 2020, scenarios for the future of cybercrime that were the basis for a successful short film series of the same name. Prior to this, Victoria was Principal Analyst at the UK Serious Organised Crime Agency (SOCA).

Victoria serves on the Advisory Boards of cybersecurity firm Reliance ACSN and the International Association of Internet Hotlines (INHOPE), and is a trustee of the Lucy Faithfull Foundation. She regularly contributes to major broadcast media on the topics of digital ethics, cybercrime and the misuse of emerging technologies. She is co-host of the award-nominated Cyber Warrior Princess podcast, demystifying cybersecurity for a popular audience.

Victoria reads Greats at Trinity College, and holds a doctorate in Roman literature. She is a Visiting Fellow at Bournemouth University’s School of Computing, and a Non-resident Fellow of the Stanford Internet Observatory.