Welcome to my website. I am involved with a number of organizations and projects. You can find out more about me at wiki.SarahCortes.is. For professional services, please go to InmanTechnologyIT.com and LinkedIn.com/in/SarahCortes. For my academic and research profile, please go to Sarah Cortes-NEU CCIS, PrivacyResearch.is and MLAT.is.

You can contact me:

via email: scortes@ccs.neu.edu or sarah.cortes@post.harvard.edu 
(Optional: PGP Key: 226CCE21)
 
via chat: sarah@ipvtech.is 
(Optional: OTR Key Fingerprint: 407E6144 40622F8E 011A6D6C 67D8EB70 51F82E87)

via phone: 330-99-CYBER
via Skype: sarah_cortes
via Twitter: @SarahCortes
via LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/in/sarahcortes

Hear my upcoming talk on cybersecurity April 2017 at IEEE Homeland Securities Technology17-Cybersecurity:
MLAT.is World Treaty Cartel Internet Overlay for Digital Traffic Analytics

Check out my latest publication from SAGE on cyberterrorism:

Sarah Cortes, Cyberterrorism. In The SAGE Encyclopedia of War: Social Science Perspectives, Ed. Paul Joseph (2016) DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.4135/9781483359878.n174.

Sarah Cortes, Cyberterrorism. In The SAGE Encyclopedia of War: Social Science Perspectives, Ed. Paul Joseph (2016) DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.4135/9781483359878.n174.

See my DNA Mixtures application.

http://www.bu.edu/dnamixtures 
Robin W. Cotton, Catherine Grgicak, Sarah Cortes, Margaret Terrill, Charlotte J. Word, DNA Mixtures, www.DNAmixtures.com. Boston University School of Medicine, Biomedical Forensic Sciences. This project was supported by Award No. 2008-DN-BX-K158 awarded by the National Institute of Justice, Office of Justice Programs, U. S. Department of Justice. Note: This application was highlighted in Executive Office of the President, President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology (PCAST), Report to the President: Forensic Science in Criminal Courts: Ensuring Scientific Validity of Feature-Comparison Methods, September 20, 2016. https://www.whitehouse.gov/sites/default/files/microsites/ostp/PCAST/pcast_forensic_science_report_final.pdf.

 

Past events...

https://www.signup4.net/public/ap.aspx?EID=CYBE53E&OID=110


In the press...

Experts: Consumer Privacy Bill of Rights may ease privacy compliance

"The proposed Consumer Privacy Bill of Rights holds the potential to help not only consumers, but businesses as well," said Sarah Cortes, a privacy researcher at Northeastern University in Boston. "In today's global marketplace, consumers outside the U.S. form a huge and growing market. Establishing that U.S. enterprises must meet a high regulatory standard in consumer privacy provides a competitive advantage for U.S. companies."

Also...


Hear my talk on privacy in Orlando, Florida, USA at NACACS, ISACA’s North America Computer Audit, Control and Security Symposium- Privacy Track
I'm speaking jointly with renowned privacy expert Rebecca Herold, the Privacy Professor.
ISACA is the International Information Systems Audit and Control Association. 
https://www.isaca.org/ecommerce/pages/north-america-cacs.aspx

Biography

@Sarah Cortes, MS, PMP, CISA, is President of Inman Technology. She earned her undergraduate degree at Harvard University, and holds an M.S. from Boston University, in Computer Science, Information Security. She is a PhD candidate in the Information Assurance program at Northeastern University’s College of Computing and Information Science, and also studies Forensic Science at Boston University Medical School. As a Senior Vice President for Security, IT Audit and Disaster Recovery at Putnam Investments, a major global asset management firm and subsidiary of Marsh & McLennan, Sarah oversaw Putnam’s recovery on 9/11 when parent company Marsh & McLennan’s World Trade Center 99th floor data center was destroyed. She also supervised over 65 IT audits per year in that capacity. As a senior executive and later consultant responsible for Putnam’s and other Fortune 500 firms, Sarah managed major applications development, data center and other operations, staff and budgets.

Sarah has several publications in journals and conferences on the darknet, computer security and privacy, including MLAT.is World Treaty Cartel Internet Overlay for Digital Traffic Analytics, featured in the 2017 IEEE International Symposium on Technologies for Homeland Security (HST17). She regularly serves as a referee for Computers & Security Journal.

She has implemented numerous computer applications in use today. Together with Department Chair, Boston University School of Medicine, Department of Biomedical Forensic Sciences and former Cellmark lab director Dr. Robin Cotton, Catherine Grgicak et al., Sarah implemented the DNA Mixtures online tool, with a grant from the US Department of Justice. DNA Mixtures was highlighted in the Executive Office of the President, President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology (PCAST), Report to the President: Forensic Science in Criminal Courts: Ensuring Scientific Validity of Feature-Comparison Methods in 2016.

A former analyst for the US Department of Energy, she led the National Institute for Science and Technology (NIST) Cybersecurity Working Group sub-team, as co-author of the 2014 NIST: Guidelines for Smart Grid Cyber Security: Vol. 2, Privacy and the Smart Grid, as well as the 2010 volume, that created the security and privacy laws section of the report. She served on the privacy use cases team for two years and the NIST cybersecurity working group (CSWG) on Smart Grid privacy for seven years. She has co-led Northeastern University Law School Legal Skills in Social Context (LSSC) clinics on surveillance law and online privacy tools and technology, as well as an MIT Co-Design Studio class at MIT Media Lab. She has helped draft data breach laws, and testified before the Massachusetts legislature and regulatory agencies.

In addition to her work on various industry standards bodies, Sarah serves on the IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers) P1912 Privacy and Security Architecture for Consumer Wireless Devices Working Group as subcommittee lead on research and use cases. In her work to help end cyberstalking and abuse through technology, Sarah serves on the Boards of Emerge, the first Abuser Intervention Program (BIP)(Vice President and Clerk), Transition House, one of the first domestic abuse shelters, and Each One Teach One, dedicated to training for technology employment.