Sarah Cortes

I am involved with a number of projects and organizations. 

You can find information about my technology, legal and other research at PrivacyResearch.is

You can find information about my work at the intersection of technology and intimate partner abuse at CambridgeTechnologyCouncil.is

You can find general information about me on my website, www.SarahCortes.is and on my wiki, wiki.SarahCortes.is

You can find information about my technology, financial, executive management and human resources services at InmanTechnologyIT.com

Sarah Cortes, PhD is President of Inman Technology. She earned her undergraduate degree at Harvard University, and holds a  PhD in Computer Science, Cybersecurity (Information Assurance) from Northeastern University’s College of Computing and Information Science. As a Senior Vice President for Security, IT Audit and Disaster Recovery at Putnam Investments, a major global asset management firm and subsidiary of Marsh & McLennan, Sarah oversaw Putnam’s recovery on 9/11 when parent company Marsh & McLennan’s World Trade Center 99th floor data center was destroyed. She also supervised over 65 IT audits per year in that capacity.

As an analyst for the US Department of Energy, she led the National Institute for Science and Technology (NIST) Cybersecurity Working Group sub-team, as co-author of the 2014 National Institute of Science and Technology (NIST) NIST: Guidelines for Smart Grid Cyber Security: Vol. 2, Privacy and the Smart Grid, as well as the 2010 volume, that created the security and privacy laws section of the report. She served on the privacy use cases team for two years and has been a member of the NIST cybersecurity working group (CSWG) on Smart Grid privacy for five years. She has recently co-led Northeastern University Law School Legal Skills in Social Context (LSSC) Clinics on Surveillance Law, Privacy Tools, and Tor and Domestic Surveillance, Domestic Terrorism and Privacy and Anonymity Technology, as well as a 2014 MIT Co-Design Studio class at MIT Media Lab on Domestic Surveillance, Domestic Terrorism, Privacy and Anonymity Technology and Tor. She has helped draft data breach laws, and testified before the Massachusetts legislature and regulatory agencies.

Sarah is a member of the Board of Directors of Transition House, one of the first domestic abuse shelters, Emerge, the first Abuser Intervention Program (BIP), and Employers Against Domestic Violence (EADV).

Sarah has presented research at numerous academic conferences, including PETS, the Privacy Enhancing Technology Symposium in Amsterdam, in July 2014, and at USENIX, Advanced Computing Systems Association, in Washington DC, in 2013. She is the co-author of an industry leading technical treatise, with Paul Syverson, Aaron Jaggard, Aaron Johnson (US Naval Research Laboratory, Washington, DC) and Joan Feigenbaum (Yale University),  entitled “20,000 in League Under the Sea, Anonymous Communication, Trust, MLATs, and Undersea Cables,” In the Proceedings of Privacy Enhancing Technologies, 9th International Symposium (PETS 2015), July 2015 (forthcoming).

Sarah Cortes, PhD
via email: sarah@lewis.is
on Twitter: @SarahCortes
via chat: sarah@ipvtech.is
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