Prof. Dr. Angela Sasse
Dr. Katharina Bernecker
Katharina Bernecker is motivational and social psychologist at the University of Zurich and just got appointed to an assistant professorship at Radboud University in the Netherlands.
She did her PhD on the topic of self-control or what lay people call “willpower” – a topic that is relevant when it comes to understanding why people are having a hard time doing things that (they know) would be good for them in the long run.
She will give us a short introduction into the main findings of self-control research and talk about how these insights can be used to solve real-world problems such as data security.
Jasmina Mešićis is the initiator and coordinator of the award winning national awareness programme on information security "Safe on the Internet" and active participant in the European Cyber Security Month campaign. She has more than a decade of work experience in the field of information security. Additionally, she worked as prevention adviser for the Slovenian national data protection authority, where she was responsible for developing education materials and trainings for SMBs.
Dr. phil. Stefan Lehmann
Dr. phil. Stefan Lehmann is Head of Awareness and Training Cyber Security at the Swiss Armed Forces.
In the course of the subprime crisis, he worked as a system planner, business analyst and project manager for the Swiss Armed Forces' Learning Management System.
For the past four years, he's been working on communication, awareness and training of the Swiss Armed Forces and the Defence Group on cyber defence.
He holds a PhD in Pre- and Early History and foundation of the company Storia Viva (archaeological basic research, specialized journalism and culture management).
He is a crowdfunding and board game enthusiast.
Nikki is engaged in various capacities for a purpose-driven economy and digitalisation: she is, among others, the director of Opendata.ch, founder of the Social Business Club and co-initiator of the collaborative online initiative against Covid-19 VersusVirus. For her, data awareness and digital literacy are the basis for an engaged modern society that is actively shaping our digitalisation. That’s why she started the national awareness campaign “Data Café”, which offers coffee for the price of personal data in order to promote a reflection and discussion around the role of data in our society.
Over two years ago, the 22-year-old computer science student found a passion for empowering teenagers and adults to protect themselves from privacy infringements, cyber-attacks, and disinformation through playful and interactive methods. In her work with the Digital Self-Defense Foundation and their project "be[a]ware" Sarah keeps this vision and spirit alive by creating hands-on security awareness solutions with her motivated team.