Participatory cyber security and inclusive computing
May 6, 2021, 10:05 – 11:05 a.m.
Location: Main stage
The increasing complexity of our technological society reinforces the necessity for responsible and participatory cyber security practices. The stakes have never been higher and yet the number of incidents and data breaches continues to increase in severity and sensationalism. Part of the problem is that the average user is either alienated from, or lacks the necessary literacy, to follow current best practices. Yet, we can’t blame the victim/user. As information technology professionals, we need to step up and adapt our methods to increase our effectiveness. An excellent example is the rise of participatory design and inclusive computing. As values and methodologies, these concepts argue that rather than design tools for users, we should be designing and building tools with users. While bias in artificial intelligence is an obvious and important example of where this is currently being applied, cyber security is arguably just as important, and in need of immediate attention, or rather participation. In this session, we’ll explore participatory cyber security, inclusive computing, what it means and how it can be used by administrators and developers.
This session is sponsored by Aruba.
About the speaker
Jesse Hirsh is based out of Lanark County, Ont. and has over 25 years of experience as a technology researcher, ethicist, public speaker, broadcaster and futurist. He produces media under the brand Metaviews and works with organizations to help them use technology strategically and responsibly. He has a Masters from Ryerson University in algorithmic media and his current work focuses on the governance and ethics of artificial intelligence, data protection and privacy.
Jesse is a digital fellow with the Canada School of Public Service’s Digital Academy. An avid (social) entrepreneur, Jesse operates the Academy of the Impossible, a peer-to-peer lifelong learning network and Ottawa Valley Smart Farms, an agricultural technology company.