Sarah Cortes

I am involved in many projects and organizations. This site presents some of my professional services. Inman Technology has been serving industry leaders in critical sectors since 2004.

You can find out more about me:
                at my wiki, wiki.SarahCortes.is
                at my website, www.SarahCortes.is

You can learn about my research at MLAT.is and PrivacyResearch.is

Leading a CoDesign Class at the MIT Media Lab

- PhD candidate, Northeastern University, College of Computing and Information Science, Information Assurance
- MS Computer Science- Information Security, Boston University 2012
- AB Harvard University


@SarahCortes is President of Inman Technology. She earned her undergraduate degree at Harvard University, and holds an M.S. from Boston University, in Computer Science, Information Security. She is a Doctoral student in the Information Assurance PhD program at 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. As a senior executive and later consultant responsible for Putnam’s and other Fortune 500 firms, Sarah managed major applications development, data center and other operations and budgets, and supervised hundreds of IT audits. 

A former 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 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 well as a MIT Media Lab Co-Design Studio class on Domestic Surveillance Law, 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 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,” Proceedings on Privacy Enhancing Technologies (PETS-15th International Symposium). April 2015. She is also the author of an industry leading legal treatise, “Legalizing Domestic Surveillance: The Role of Mutual Legal Assistance Treaties in Deanonymizing TorBrowser Technology,” Richmond Journal of Law and Technology (JOLT), 22 Rich. J.L. & Tech. 1 (2015) (to appear). She has presented research at numerous academic conferences, including PETS, the Privacy Enhancing Technology Symposium at the Tropen Institute in Amsterdam, in July 2014, and at USENIX, Advanced Computing Systems Association, in Washington DC, in 2013.

Contact me:
via email: scortes@ccs.neu.edu or sarah.cortes@post.harvard.edu
via chat: sarah@ipvtech.is
via phone: 330-99-CYBER
via Twitter: @SarahCortes
via Skype: sarah_cortes 
via LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/in/sarahcortes

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