University-based cybersecurity clinics are a way for universities to meet their ideals and responsibilities for public service by addressing two intersecting challenges at once: the growing need for experienced cybersecurity talent and developing resilience in important, at-risk sectors.
Lisa Ho is Academic Director of the University of California, Berkeley Master of Information and Cybersecurity (MICS) program at the School of Information, and Director of the Citizen Clinic Public Interest Cybersecurity Practicum. Prior roles at UC Berkeley include Campus Privacy Officer and IT Policy Manager, and Technology Strategy Officer at San Francisco State University, as well as information technology experience in the technology and retail sectors. Alongside program and curriculum oversight, and instructor hiring and development, Lisa is active in campus initiatives as a Multicultural Education Program Facilitator; School of Information Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging working group member; and co-founder of the Dismantling Racism Study and Action group for justice, liberation, and belonging at Cal.
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