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Seipod: Security Awareness

Seipod: Security Awareness

By Seidea Organisation
Hosted by Stephanie Itimi, Seipod is a monthly podcast focusing on personal security, offering valuable insights to help BAME women overcome common cyber attacks and ramp up their personal security.
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Ep.15 How Private is your Period App? w/ Laura Shipp
An investigation from privacy advocacy group Privacy International found that period-tracking apps downloaded by millions of users shared alarmingly sensitive data with Facebook and other third-parties, including users' drinking habits, medical symptoms, and when they last had sex. In this episode with expert Laura Shipp, we discuss the privacy issues with period apps, alternative solutions and way you can increase your privacy while using these apps.
41:53
August 24, 2020
Ep.14 Data Brokers: Who sells our Data & Why w/ Rob Shavell
When it comes to data-privacy scandals, Facebook and Google immediately spring to mind as the key culprits. These companies are the scapegoats whose shady data-privacy practices get plastered all over the news and lead to investigations, but there are other companies that operate away from the spotlight, unbeknownst to most internet users. In this episode, we discuss data brokers, the industry, skills needed for the industry and ways you can reduce your digital footprint online.         About Speaker: Rob, Abine CEO, co-founded Abine alongside Eugene and Andy and previously led Abine’s product and business development. Rob brought Abine’s core products to market, including DoNotTrackMe, which has protected the privacy of over 10 Million consumers and has been featured by hundreds of news outlets, including CNET, the Boston Globe, and the New York Times. Prior to Abine, Rob was VP Product at Identity Force, an identity theft provider and co-founder of one of the first consumer group travel portals, "TravelTogether.com” and was an associate at Softbank Capital Partners (Boston) and Softbank / Mobius Venture Capital (Silicon Valley). Rob has a BA from Cornell University where he began his studies in the school of Architecture. About Abine: https://www.abine.com Abine is the online privacy company -- they make easy-to-use tools for consumers to control what personal information companies, third parties, and other people see about them online.
40:28
July 22, 2020
Ep.13 Gender Based Violence and Online Harms w/ Seyi Akiwowo
Globally, women are 27 times more likely to be harassed online. The online world is an extension or, in some ways, a mirror of offline realities and therefore violations of human rights and threats to our democracy also happen online. Over a third (34%) of Black, Asian or minority ethnic people (BAME) witnessed or experienced racial abuse in the seven months following the Brexit vote in June 2016, a TUC poll has found (1). Online abuse not only violates an individual’s right to live free from violence and to participate online but also undermines democratic exercises and good governance and, as such, creates a democratic deficit. In this episode we explore where the responsibility lies with online harms and where the future of research lies within this topic.  Speaker Profile:  Seyi Akiwowo (Shay-ee Aki-wo-wo)is the Founder and Executive Director of Glitch, a young not-for-profit organisation determined to end online abuse through education, campaigns and advocacy. Using her lived experienced and expertise Seyi travels the globe developing practical solutions with Governments, NGOs and companies to protect our online public spaces from hate and abuse. Seyi was named UK's Digital Leader of the Year and in 2018, she was name Stylist Magazine’s Woman of the Week. Her many achievements have been captured in books such as Slay in Your Lane and Misogynation. Seyi is Amnesty International’s Human Rights Defender and is part of the #ToxicTwitter campaign to end online abuse against women.  Seyi was elected as the youngest black female Councillor in East London at age 23 and has had nine successful years working in politics and the charity and policy sectors both in the UK and Europe. She is also an expert facilitator in skills, political leadership and inclusion and delivers workshops around the world including London, Montenegro Kuwait and UAE. Seyi is also an inspirational speaker and writer and has written several critical pieces including for the Guardian and gives talks on widening the participation and representation of diverse groups in public life. She is a graduate from the London School of Economics, a Fellow of the Royal Society of the Arts and recently became a Fellow of the Institute for Canadian Citizenship.
32:29
June 22, 2020
Ep.12 Technology-Assisted Domestic Abuse w/ Julia Slupska
Technology can be very helpful to survivors of domestic violence, sexual violence, and stalking, but is also often misused by abusers to harass, threaten, coerce, monitor, exploit, and violate their victims. The resources below explore the extent and nature of technology-facilitated abuse. In this podcast we discuss with Julia Slupska to discuss how smart home devices can be a tool for domestic violence and ways we can improve the security around it. Speaker Profile: Julia Slupska is a doctoral student at the Centre for Doctoral Training in Cybersecurity and the Oxford Internet Institute. Her research focuses on how cybersecurity concepts and practices can address the technologically-mediated abuse. She is also exploring how feminist theories and methodology—such as participatory action research and the ethics of care—can improve cybersecurity. Previously, she completed the MSc in Social Science of the Internet on the role of metaphors in international cybersecurity policy.  Before joining the OII, Julia worked on an LSE Law project on comparative regional integration and coordinated a course on Economics in Foreign Policy for the Foreign and Commonwealth Office.  She also works as a freelance photographer. Useful Links: DIY Guide to Feminist Cybersecurity: https://hackblossom.org/cybersecurity/ (An easily accessible guide with free tools for improving digital security) Gender and IoT Lab: https://www.ucl.ac.uk/steapp/research/digital-technologies-policy-laboratory/gender-and-iot (Research team looking at smart home devices and domestic abuse) IPV Tech Research Lab: https://www.ipvtechresearch.org/ (Research team looking at computer security and intimate partner abuse) Intimate partner abuse and domestic violence support services: National Stalking Helpine: 0808 802 0300 https://www.suzylamplugh.org/pages/category/national-stalking-helpline Women's Aid: https://www.womensaid.org.uk/ Refuge: https://www.refuge.org.uk/ Reconfigure: https://medium.com/@reconfigure2020/reconfigure-introducing-feminist-digital-privacy-workshops-31710b704c47
37:08
May 25, 2020
Ep.11 GDPR Post Brexit w/ Harry Boje
Data protection is unlikely to be foremost in people’s minds when considering the impact of Brexit, whether it be soft or hard, deal or no deal. The UK Government has, however, recently issued papers about various topics in a ‘no deal’ situation and one of these entitled: Data protection if there’s no Brexit deal. In this podcast we speak with Harry Boje, a Data Privacy expert. Speaker Profile: Harry Boje is a Certified Data Protection Officer and GDPR certified data protection specialist, with an exemplary career spanning across the public and private sector for NHS hospitals, leasing companies, digital media specialists, global pharmaceuticals, charities, universities and multi-billion global manufacturing businesses. He has experience in global organisation in world as Group Data Protection Officer & present a Chief Privacy officer for large Non For-Profit organisation.  Prior to these role Harry has work on GDPR project across different sector for the past 3 years ranging from GDPR Business Analyst, GDPR SME and GDPR Consultant His skills are in business analysis, IT inclusive of Prince2, ITIL and Agile. Most recently has led up to 40 DPOs, data Champions in a global data privacy programme, and supported GPDR process improvement and policy creation in multiple businesses to futureproof against the ever-changing landscape of regulations. Offers additional expertise having managed the life cycle of IT projects to support service transition, system implementations and capability. I have a master’s degree in computer and Network Security, ISO 27001 Lead Implementer, ITIL. In last 4years my passion has been around privacy and data protection during this time I have helped organisation implement GDPR
30:59
April 27, 2020
Ep.10 Understanding Email Scams w/ Aisha Tummon
Email Phishing is the fraudulent attempt to obtain sensitive information such as usernames, passwords and credit card details by disguising oneself as a trustworthy entity through an email. Speaker Profile: Aisha is a lawyer and Director of Business Development at Orbital Witness, she previously worked at cyber security company Tessian. Aisha is also Co-Founder of WEDS (We Empowering Diversity in Start-ups). WEDS is a network founded by women in start-ups who believe that diversity and inclusion of all kinds are essential and drive happiness and success in the workplace. 
30:02
March 23, 2020
Ep.9 Tackling Virtual Identify Theft w/ Yoti
Over the past few years, we have seen an unprecedented number of data breaches and a huge amount of personal information exposed. This has resulted in an increase in Identity Theft. According to Breach Level Index, identity theft accounted for 64% of data breaches between January and June 2016. We got to speak to Yoti about Identity theft, it's size, impact and ways in which we can secure our Digital Identity.  Speaker Profile:  Julie Dawson, Director of Regulatory & Policy, Yoti Julie leads regulatory and government relations, steers our ethics framework development liaising closely with the Yoti Guardians Council, and prepares Yoti for external accreditations - such as ISO 27001, BCorps for ethics and transparency and the SOC2 security accreditation.  About Yoti:  Yoti is an identity checking system that allows organisations to verify who people are, online and in person. Yoti has a team of 250 based in London, with offices in Mumbai and present in the US, Canada and Australia. We count over 6 million installs of the Yoti app, following our launch in November 2017. For consumers, it’s an app that helps them prove who they are and confirm the identities of others. We distinguish ourselves with our approach to privacy and security; the system has been architected so that it's impossible for us to monetise users personal data.  Useful Links:  https://www.cifas.org.uk/services/identity-protection/protective-registration https://www.checkmyfile.com/jargon/protective-registration https://haveibeenpwned.com https://www.friendsagainstscams.org.uk/  https://www.scamalert.sg/  https://www.citizensadvice.org.uk/consumer/scams/check-if-something-might-be-a-scam/  https://www.yoti.com/ethical-framework/ 
32:36
February 24, 2020
Ep. 8 Demystifying Data Privacy w/ Sophina Kio-Lawson
Personal data is used to make very important decisions in our lives. Personal data can be used to affect our reputations; and it can be used to influence our decisions and shape our behavior. It can be used as a tool to exercise control over us. And in the wrong hands, personal data can be used to cause us great harm. We had a chat with Sophina Kio-Lawson, Founder of SheSecure. Speaker Profile: Sophina Kio-Lawson is an Information Security Professional with over three(3) years of experience in the tech/cybersecurity space, co-founder for SheSecures and currently an Information Security postgraduate Student at the Royal Holloway University of London. Over the course of these years, She’s had the opportunity to work with some of the key players in social Innovation, financial, telecommunications and human rights sector as a Security Analyst/Researcher. This had led her to develop her skills as a digital security analyst (co-creating the safeonline.ng guide), being a web application security tester, risk assessment auditor, digital security trainer and an advocate for Online Security. She’s also quite passionate about tech, cybersecurity, human and digital rights and photography. Links: https://shesecures.org/ https://www.torproject.org/download/ https://www.seidea.org/
52:06
January 31, 2020
Ep.7 Self-Hosting Wordpress Security w/ Yejide Adeoye
A hacked WordPress site can cause serious damage to your business revenue and reputation. Hackers can steal user information, passwords, install malicious software, and can even distribute malware to your users. In this episode we talk about the security risks involved with Self-Hosting WordPress Site websites and daily tips you can use to protect their websites.  Speaker Profile:  Yejide Adeoye is an indispensable WordPress Security Specialist. She is a thought provoker who specialises in supporting SMEs on thinking about the best ways to protect their business activities online. Having developed Self hosted WordPress websites since 2012, Yejide is well versed on the key security  issues business owners, who use this platform, face on a day to day basis.
36:42
November 11, 2019
Ep.6 IoT Security w/ Cigdem Sengul
The Internet of Things (IoT) is riddled with flaws. Many of these are systemic; a security flaw in one product will affect every device within that product line. Guided by Cigdem Sengul, Senior Researcher @ Nominet), this podcast provides the foundation of IoT Security. Speaker Profile: Cigdem Sengul a Senior Researcher in Nominet, mainly working on privacy and trust in Internet of Things. She has more than 10 years of experience in research and development in mobile and wireless networks in both academia and industry.   Between 2012-2015, she was a Senior Lecturer in Oxford Brookes University, where she lectured on wireless and mobile networks, and conducted research on energy and interference efficiency in wireless mobile networks, and Internet of Robotic Things. From 2008-2012,she was with Telekom Innovation Labs (main research unit of Deutsche Telekom) as a Senior Research Scientist leading projects in Wireless Mesh Networks. Her work has been published in more than 50 journal and conference publications.
25:15
July 1, 2019
Ep.5 WhatsApp Hack: How Can We Protect our Phones?
In this podcast episode we are joined by Cybersecurity Expert Ibukun on Emmanuel-Adebayo to dicuss the WhatsApp Hack and how we can protect our phones. Speaker Profile: Ibukun Emmanuel-Adebayo is a mum of five, and a long-standing Fellow of the British Computer Society plus a Vice-President and Senior Cybersecurity Expert for a global investment bank. As an experienced CIO/CISO and GRC leader, she has led and worked with many exceptional individuals within various sectors including as IT Chief at the Royal Albert Hall in the UK. Often recommended as an IT leadership and Cybersecurity Summit Speaker, by her CIO/CISO peers, Ibukun holds multiple leadership qualifications, including from the Institute of Directors. Having served as a Judge at the Guardian Public Sector Awards 2012, and a BCS ELITE Committee Member, Ibukun has addressed her CIO and CISO peers at summits including the Guardian Healthcare Leadership summit, the UK’s CIO Summit, Computing Magazine’s Enterprise Security and Risk Management Summit, the WCIT’s Boardroom Briefing on the Economics of Cybersecurity, the ISC2 Secure Summit EMA and at CAMSS Canada. Ibukun was one of 300 elected C-Level executives from the U.S. and UK invited to participate in a research study conducted by EY into ‘The DNA of the CIO’. Ibukun has led IT, DevOps and Cybersecurity teams to deliver secure enterprise solutions; and personally, designed and implemented IT and security strategies and policies, leading in the prevention, detection and investigation of IT security incidents; including civil and criminal breaches. Since obtaining IT and program leadership skills, and subsequently board director qualifications from the IoD, she has continued to learn. Her 2011 - 2018 study program with the Chartered Institutes for Securities and Investments (CISI), focused on Operational Risks, Global Financial Compliance plus Combating Cyber related financial crime - to complement an MBA in Finance, completed in 2016.
24:36
June 7, 2019
Ep.4 Cyber-Related Financial Crime w/ Ibukun Emmanuel-Adebayo
In this episode we discuss Cyber-Related Financial Crime with Ibukun Emmanuel-Adebayo, who is a Vice President of a multinational bank. We discuss the various types of financial crimes, common vulnerabilities within organisation and how to stay protected from financial crime. Speaker Profile: Ibukun Emmanuel-Adebayo is a mum of five, and a long-standing Fellow of the British Computer Society plus a Vice-President and Senior Cybersecurity Expert for a global investment bank. As an experienced CIO/CISO and GRC leader, she has led and worked with many exceptional individuals within various sectors including as IT Chief at the Royal Albert Hall in the UK. Often recommended as an IT leadership and Cybersecurity Summit Speaker, by her CIO/CISO peers, Ibukun holds multiple leadership qualifications, including from the Institute of Directors. Having served as a Judge at the Guardian Public Sector Awards 2012, and a BCS ELITE Committee Member, Ibukun has addressed her CIO and CISO peers at summits including the Guardian Healthcare Leadership summit, the UK’s CIO Summit, Computing Magazine’s Enterprise Security and Risk Management Summit, the WCIT’s Boardroom Briefing on the Economics of Cybersecurity, the ISC2 Secure Summit EMA and at CAMSS Canada. Ibukun was one of 300 elected C-Level executives from the U.S. and UK invited to participate in a research study conducted by EY into ‘The DNA of the CIO’. Ibukun has led IT, DevOps and Cybersecurity teams to deliver secure enterprise solutions; and personally, designed and implemented IT and security strategies and policies, leading in the prevention, detection and investigation of IT security incidents; including civil and criminal breaches. Since obtaining IT and program leadership skills, and subsequently board director qualifications from the IoD, she has continued to learn. Her 2011 - 2018 study program with the Chartered Institutes for Securities and Investments (CISI), focused on Operational Risks, Global Financial Compliance plus Combating Cyber related financial crime - to complement an MBA in Finance, completed in 2016.
20:23
April 26, 2019
Ep.3 Surveillance Technology w/Louise Marie Hurel
Surveillance technology is widely seen in spy fictional movies but it’s much closer to reality than perceived. In this podcast segment we talk about surveillance technology, facial recognition and how it discriminates black women and the trans community. We also touch points on how we can increase our privacy online. Speaker Profile: Louise Marie Hurel is a cybersecurity and Internet governance researcher coordinating Igarapé Institute’s projects on the Cybersecurity and Digital Liberties Program. She holds an MSc in Media and Communications (Data and Society) from the London School of Economics (distinction) and a BA in International Relations from PUC-Rio (distinction), having been awarded for her dissertation “Cybersecurity and Internet Governance: Two Competing Fields“. She’s also a research fellow at the Brazilian Naval War College (NAC-EGN) regularly writing on geopolitical implications of emerging technologies. Louise has been actively involved in Internet governance spaces serving as representative for Europe in the Non Commercial Users’ Constituency (NCUC) Executive Committee and working on capacity building and engagement through the Onboarding Program at the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN). Louise was also one of the Brazilian representatives at the BRICS Youth Forum 2017. She’s also a former fellow of the European School on Internet Governance (2018) II Brazilian Internet Governance School (2015) as well as a founding member of the Cybersecurity and Youth ISOC Special Interest Groups. Her previous experience includes consultancy for UNESCO project on “What if we all governed the Internet”, and research on IG, privacy, data protection and security at the Center for Technology and Society at Getúlio Vargas Foundation (CTS-FGV). Aside from her publications at Igarapé, Louise’s research focuses on interdisciplinary approaches to (in)security, also exploring the role of non-state actors in cyber norms developments (having published on Taylor and Francis Cyber Policy Journal), national and regional Internet governance experiences in Latin America (Universidad San Andrés, UPenn Annenberg School for Communication), and infrastructures of power. Recent publications include two forthcoming book chapters on “Securitization and Cybersecurity Governance in Brazil” and the role of Network Operators and CSIRTs in International Cybersecurity, respectively.
47:04
March 21, 2019
Ep.2 Oversharing on Social Media w/ Stephen Chapendama
Anyone active in social media can’t deny that they have posted a personal rant or shared a trending post. Even I can’t deny that I’m guilty of this. There is nothing wrong with sharing things online, though, we may know someone (or this maybe you) that gives too much personal information. They fill our news feeds with their day-to-day activities, location check-ins, or relationship updates. In this podcast we discuss the dangers of oversharing on social media. Speaker Profile: Stephen Chapendama is an Assistant Systems Consultant for the University of Hertfordshire and a Technology Consultant for Foundervine with experience in the Cyber Security sector focusing on security event management system deployments. Stephen is passionate about helping break down the barriers in cyber security, and to also equip people with the knowledge they need to ensure they are safe online and aware of the risks. With the help of the Diamond Fund award from the University of Hertfordshire, Stephen started Bantu Tech, a cyber security project looking to help small businesses in the UK and in Africa understand how to manage information and keep their digital assets safe.
26:29
March 2, 2019
Ep.1 Digital Security 101 for Women
An unfortunate number of women are become victims of cyber crimes. This podcast looks at why women need to be protect online as well as tips on digital safety. Speaker Profile: Stephanie Itimi is a social entrepreneur who is enthusiastic about internet education and security. She founder of Seidea, a social enterprise focused on helping BAME women build cyber-security careers and Seinfo, a digital library tackling unemployment by empowering African women and youth with the skills needed for remote working. Stephanie has a track record of supporting global initiatives and was part of the BBC World Service team that developed the world's first public health information service on the WhatsApp platform. Tackling false Ebola news, Stephanie led a data restructuring project which supplied text, pictures and audio to over 16,000 consumers in West Africa, as well as through partners such as UNICEF, the World Health Organisation, the World Food Program and the Centre for Disease Control. She has also played a significant role in the development and manufacturing of high-profile initiatives in Slovakia, Morocco, the United Kingdom and several West and East African nations through her diverse consultative experience with Culture Fez, Balloon Ventures, UN Women and the European Commission, promoting freedom of data, digital literacy, financial empowerment and gender equality. She is a consultant at Africa Business Portal and a guest lecturer at Coventry University London's MBA Global Business program concentrating on the informal economy, multi-domestic strategy and poverty. She is the author of two academic books entitled "The informal sector in Nigeria and its effect on development” and “ Postmodern Nigeria: A Socio-Economic Analysis: A collection of academic essays”.
12:52
January 26, 2019