FREE LIVE JOURNALISM WEBINAR SUPPORTED BY KONRAD-ADENAUER-STIFTUNG

Whose Data is it Anyway? Social Engineering Explained

About The Webinar

Former BBC foreign correspondent Karen Allen, international expert in the security, societal and governance implications Eleonore Pauwels and F-secure Consulting Director Riaan Naudé discuss how data can be used for psychological manipulation. 

  • Karen Allen: After a rewarding and extensive career as BBC Foreign Correspondent based in Africa, Europe and Afghanistan , Karen Allen is pursuing new paths focusing on diplomacy, policy and communications building on investigative, communications and analytical skills and many years working alongside international institutions .
    Allen currently consults part time with the Institute for Security Studies, where her role is to undertake original policy research on the human impact of digital technology proliferation. Allen is also responsible for developing global partnerships with thought leaders, international institutions and the private sector.

  • Eleonore Pauwels  is an international expert in the security, societal and governance implications generated by the convergence of artificial intelligence with other dual-use technologies, including cybersecurity, genomics and genome-editing. Pauwels provides expertise to the World Bank, the United Nations and the Global Center on Cooperative Security in New York. She also works closely with governments and private sector actors on AI-cyberthreats prevention, the changing nature of conflict, foresight and global security. In 2018 and 2019, Pauwels served as Research Fellow on Emerging Cybertechnologies for the United Nations University’s Centre for Policy Research. At the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, she spent ten years within the Science and Technology Innovation Program, leading the Anticipatory Intelligence Lab. Pauwels' research has been featured in Nature, The New York Times, The Guardian, Scientific American, Le Monde, Slate, UN News, The UN Chronicle and The World Economic Forum.

  • Riaan Naudé is a London-based South African with a passion for people and security. He has been in the security industry since 2009, after starting his IT career as a desktop support technician. He likes to share his thoughts and opinions to get people thinking, talking, and debating security.

  • Karen Allen

    Former BBC Foreign Correspondent and Institute of Security Studies’ emerging threats consultant

  • Eleonore Pauwels

    international expert in the security, societal and governance implications

  • Riaan Naudé

    Director, F-Secure Consulting, UK

  • Daily Maverick

    Webinar Moderator

  • Supported by

    Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung

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