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About Eleanor Saitta

Eleanor Saitta is an independent security and privacy architecture and strategy consultant with media, finance, healthcare, infrastructure, and software clients across the US and Europe.  She was previously the security architect for Etsy, Inc., and has worked for a number of commercial consultancies (Bishop FoxIOACtive, and others) over the past fifteen years. She is also a hacker, designer, artist, writer, and barbarian. She makes a living and a vocation of understanding how complex systems and stories operate and redesigning them to work, or at least fail, better. Her work is transdisciplinary, using everything from electronics, software, and paint to social rules and words as media with which to explore and shape our interactions with the world. Her focuses include the integration of technology into the lived experience, the humanity of objects and the built environment, and systemic resilience and conviviality. Find out more:

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