32 innovators who are building a better future

32 innovators who are building a better future

Ron Deibert, director of the Citizen Lab at the Munk School of Global Affairs, University of Toronto
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Lobsang Sither, digital security program director at the Tibet Action Institute

Lobsang Sither has worked quietly, compassionately and tirelessly to improve digital security among Tibetans for well over a decade. As one of the key people behind the Tibet Action Institute, he has had to fend off a constant barrage of targeted espionage attacks from mainland China, not only against his own organisation, but against the entire Tibetan diaspora and especially the community where he lives in Dharamsala, India. Along with his colleagues, Lobsang has pioneered one of the first civil society computer emergency response teams called TibCERT to share threat intelligence information among NGOs, researchers and activists in the Tibetan community. He’s also been behind some of the most imaginative ways of communicating digital hygiene practices to Tibetans and others, including the brilliant “Be Your Own Cyber Super Hero” campaign. Tibetans have for decades struggled to preserve their human rights and independence against huge odds. Lobsang Sither is an understated superhero in this effort.

Full Article: https://www.wired.co.uk/article/change-everything-smart-list-2021?fbclid=IwAR3JDxo7U2SA9s9cwFyWABsFokAMMY-rWQtnNFUHCjnAcNYoWTg9ejoMfNQ

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