Andrea Little Limbago is a computational social scientist specializing in the intersection of emerging technology, national security, and information security. As the Vice President of Research and Analysis at Interos, Andrea leads the company’s computational modeling and methodology regarding global supply chain risk. Andrea is also a Co-Program Director for the Emerging Tech and Cybersecurity Program at the National Security Institute at George Mason, an industry advisory board member for the data science program at George Washington University, a non-resident fellow at the Atlantic Council’s GeoTech Center, and a board member for the Washington, DC chapter of Women in Security and Privacy (WISP). She has presented extensively at a range of academic, government, and industry conferences such as Black Hat, RSA, SXSW, SOCOM’s Global Synch, BSidesLV, and Enigma. Her writing has been featured in numerous outlets, including Politico, the Hill, Business Insider, War on the Rocks, and Forbes. Prior to Interos, Andrea was the Chief Social Scientist at Virtru, Endgame, and Berico Technologies. She also taught in academia and was a technical lead at the Joint Warfare Analysis Center, where she earned the Command’s top award for technical excellence. Andrea earned a PhD in Political Science from the University of Colorado at Boulder and a BA from Bowdoin College.
Pardon the Intervention: The global state of data protection and data at risk
Borders do exist on the internet. While governments previously may have taken a laissez-faire approach to the internet, government intervention in the digital world is on the rise. There is a growing segmentation between those governments seeking to control information and access data within their borders and those intervening on behalf of individual data protection and rights. We will explore the core aspects of government intervention, including: the opposing forces of government mandated access to data and data privacy laws; supply chain manipulation and technology exclusions; and internet blackouts and internet expansion. We will explore the key trends and in these areas in 2021, including both the business risks and opportunities, and look ahead at what to expect in 2022.