NorthSec 2021

Sara-Jayne Terp

Sara-Jayne “SJ” Terp is a data nerd with a long history of working on the hardest data problems she can find. Her background includes designing unmanned vehicle systems, transport, intelligence and disaster data systems with an emphasis on how humans and autonomous systems work together; developing crowdsourced advocacy tools, managing innovations, teaching data science to Columbia’s international development students, designing probabilistic network algorithms, working as a pyrotechnician, and CTO of the UN’s big data team. Her current interests are focused on misinformation mechanisms and counters; she founded Bodacea Light Industries to focus on this, worked with the Global Disinformation Index to create an independent disinformation rating system, and runs a Credibility Coalition working group on the application of information security principles to misinformation. SJ holds degrees in artificial intelligence and pattern analysis and neural networks.

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Privacy, online platforms & misinformation
Roger Johnston, Sara-Jayne Terp, Marie-Pier Villeneuve-Dubuc, Cory Doctorow, Lex Gill

Q&A and discussion for the malware block, hosted and moderated by Lex Gill. Questions will be gathered from the audience during the four prior talks.

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AMITT Countermeasures - A Defensive Framework to Counter Disinformation
Roger Johnston, Sara-Jayne Terp

AMITT (Adversarial Misinformation and Influence Tactics and Techniques) is an open-source framework for describing the strategic, operational, and tactical elements of influence operations. By enabling researchers, practitioners, and policy makers to communicate their findings, AMITT is bringing together an international community to help combat disinformation.

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