The Road From Craigslist to Cyber Philanthropy – Craig Newmark – RSA22 #4
In 1995, Craig Newmark started curating a list of San Francisco arts and technology events, which he personally emailed to friends and colleagues. People were soon calling it “Craig’s List.” Most know the rest of the story. But what did that rapid entry into tech entrepreneurship teach him about information security? And how did that lead to a passion for, among other things, cyber philanthropy? SC Media's Jill Aitoro will speak to Newmark about his career, and his own evolution in infosec awareness that came with it.
Craig Newmark is a philanthropist who gets stuff done. Most commonly known for founding the online classified ads service craigslist, Newmark creates and funds networks that work to protect the country and to help people out. This includes building networks to help protect the country in the cybersecurity world, defending against disinformation warfare, and fighting online harassment.
Born in Morristown, New Jersey, Newmark earned degrees in computer science from Case Western Reserve University. He lives in New York City and enjoys birdwatching, science fiction, and TV. Craig is not as funny as he thinks he is.
He reminds you that “a nerd’s gotta do with a nerd’s gotta do.”