Eleanor Saitta

Dymaxion.org is me, Eleanor Saitta.  I consult, write, give talks, make art, take photographs, and work on a number of public projects.  You can also find me as @dymaxion and as ella at dymaxion dot org.  My PGP key is here.  You can find my resume here.

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Eleanor Saitta is an independent security and privacy architecture and strategy consultant with media, finance, healthcare, infrastructure, and software clients across the US and Europe.  She was previously the security architect for Etsy, Inc., and has worked for a number of commercial consultancies (Bishop Fox, IOACtive, and others) over the past fifteen years.  Her work has encompassed everything from core security engineering and architecture work for Fortune 50 software firms to cross-domain security for news organizations and NGOs targetted by nation states.  Her focus is on the ways task and experience design, system architecture, development process change, and operational changes can shift the balance of power between adversaries to bring better outcomes to users.

Eleanor Saitta is also a hacker, designer, artist, writer, and barbarian. She makes a living and a vocation of understanding how complex systems and stories operate and redesigning them to work, or at least fail, better. Her work is transdisciplinary, using everything from electronics, software, and paint to social rules and words as media with which to explore and shape our interactions with the world. Her focuses include the integration of technology into the lived experience, the humanity of objects and the built environment, and systemic resilience and conviviality.

Saitta is a co-founder and developer for Trike an open source threat modeling methodology and tool which partially automates the art of security analysis and has contributed to the Briar/Bramble and Mailpile secure messaging projects. She's on the advisory boards of the Freedom of the Press Foundation, the International Modern Media Institute, and the Calyx Institute, all organizations that look at freedom in the media and security online.

Eleanor is a regular speaker at conferences, universities, and other institutions.  Past venues include O'Reilly Velocity, KiwiCon, Toorcon, the CCC Congress, Transmediale, Knutepunk, Arse Electronic, Columbia, Harvard, Yale, the London ICA, and the Creative Time Summit.  She is now only partially nomadic, and mostly lives in Helsinki, Finland, but can often be seen in London and New York.  Online she lives at http://dymaxion.org and on Twitter as @dymaxion.