We deserve a digital experience that doesn't compromise our safety, privacy, and dignity.

Cyber Collective makes it easier for people to feel safer, secure and confident in their digital experiences NOW—so that we can have a better future.

About us

Who We Are

What are we giving up in exchange for convenience? What impact does technology really have on us? How can we protect ourselves and our loved ones online? 

We’re a group of cyber security and data privacy experts, technologists, activists and community leaders, storytellers, creators, and artists.

We came together asking these questions. We are concerned, but for us, this concern isn’t new.

As women, as black, indigenous, people of color, as first-generation immigrants, we know what it's like to live in a society where imbalances of power negatively impact us.

Although this is our lived experience, it doesn’t have to be.

No single person, organization, industry, sector, law, article, or book can empower 5.3 billion internet users and counting. It takes more than one person; more than one community. It takes a Collective. 

That's why Cyber Collective exists.

OUR APPROACH

How We Do It

We publish trendy and trustworthy content so that critical topics rise to the top of the algorithms. All of our content translates expert research into easy-to-understand resources that center the voices of everyday users.

We provide space for conversations, encouraging people to reflect on their lived experiences with technology. We prioritize emotional safety and open dialogue to break down barriers around complex topics to spark critical thinking and understanding.

We connect people, communities, and industries, inspiring collaboration and participation in better solutions. We empower internet users to be digitally vigilant and bring research-backed information/takeaways to their own communities. We elevate Cyber Collective community members into leaders, demanding better outcomes for their communities and designing solutions.

CYBER COLLECTIVE TEAM

Meet The Dream Team

Tazin Khan
CEO & Founder
Callie Rojewski
Chief Strategy Officer
Rebecca Richard
Senior Digital Content & Design Strategist

What to contribute to our work?

Our team is growing fast and we’re always looking for smart people.

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Meet The Board

Our board brings together a wealth of diverse expertise to steer our organization's strategic direction.

Korey Te Hira
Board Member & Treasurer
Bio

Korey helps executives and organizations bring about operational cohesion and strategic alignment. He has a track record of successfully integrating strategic planning, budgeting, OKR/goal setting, and performance management processes while exercising day-to-day organizational management responsibilities. Originally from New Zealand, Korey completed his Master in Public Policy at the Harvard Kennedy School and has lived and worked in America, Europe, and Asia Pacific.

Sherry HUANG
Board Memeber
Bio

Sherry Huang is the Special Projects Fellow and Advisor to the President on AI at the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation. In this role, she leads the foundation's strategy on AI as it relates to grantmaking across multiple funding areas. Previously, she served as the Interim Program Officer and Fellow for the Cyber Initiative where she led efforts to build a more robust cybersecurity field and improve policy-making. She also manages the foundation’s portfolio of Special Projects grants.

Darien maples
Board Member
Bio

Darien Maples brings a wealth of experience and expertise to the field of cybersecurity, with over 12 years of working for both small and large cybersecurity companies. Her background in building strong technology ecosystems and revenue-generating partnerships demonstrates her ability to drive growth and innovation in the industry.

As the Managing Director for Girls in Tech Dallas, Darien has played a pivotal role in supporting and empowering women in the technology sector. Her leadership and advocacy have helped women excel in the tech industry by providing them with valuable resources, mentorship, and networking opportunities.

Darien's commitment to fighting the gender gap in tech and cybersecurity is further evidenced by her role as a tech speaker. By speaking out on this important issue, she raises awareness and inspires positive change within the industry, promoting diversity and inclusion.

As a leader at her technology company, Darien continues to drive impact and foster growth, leveraging her extensive experience and passion for innovation. Her dedication to building strong technology ecosystems and empowering women in tech makes her a valuable asset to both her company and the broader cybersecurity community.

Emma Leiken
Board Member
Bio

Emma is a cross-sector technology policy leader with a commitment to human rights, safety, and trustworthy information online and off.

She currently leads the Global Youth Safety and Wellbeing Policy team on TikTok's Trust and Safety team.

Before that, while on the Responsible Technology team at Omidyar Network, Emma led a portfolio focused on youth organizing and responsible technology. There she also worked on a broad range of technology policy and platform accountability issues, including consumer protection, competition, misinformation, online safety, AI and privacy policy. At Omidyar Network, she co-founded the Responsible Technology Youth Power Fund, a $2m, 15-funder pooled fund looking to resource youth leaders working on responsible technology design, policy and advocacy. Before Omidyar Network, Emma researched the complexities of biometric digital identity, focused specifically on India’s Aadhaar infrastructure at the London School of Economics. Before that, she researched the financial challenges faced by new internet users in India, Indonesia, Mexico and Brazil at Google. In 2016, Emma was a recipient of a Fulbright-Nehru Research Fellowship where she led research at the nexus of human rights and anthropology in Maharashtra, India. Passionate about the intersection of arts and social change, she has also worked in civil society on performing arts education. She holds a B.A. in religion from Oberlin College and an M.A. in international development with a focus on technology from the LSE. Emma serves on the board Cyber Collective, the advisory board of the Center for Intimacy Justice, and is a non-resident Technology Policy Fellow with UC Berkeley.

Our Trusted Advisors

Advisors

These are the knowledgeable individuals we turn to for strategic advice and direction.

Alison falk
Product Manager
alex wolf
Tech Philosopher
DR. SAFIYA UMOJA NOBLE
Professor at UCLA, Research Associate
MARIEM BEKKA
Senior Manager, Social Innovation (ESG) Office of the CTO, VMware
FATOU B. BARRY
PR Girl Manifesto
JOE TOSCANO
CEO at DataGrade
SUE ARIZA
Communications Strategist
MICHAEL FARBER
Advisor

Interested in becoming an advisor?

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PRESS & UPDATES

Company News

Read about what's going on at Cyber Collective.

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