Bangladeshi-American, Tazin Khan, believes everyone deserves to know how to protect themselves online. As a cybersecurity specialist of 10 years with a focus on program compliance, third party risk management, and product mapping for Fortune 500 companies, she has an acute understanding of transforming problems into product solutions and translating product benefits into the customer’s environment. This skill-set, paired with an obsession for communications and empathy is what inspired her to educate people on the impact of their data and its effect on their real lives.
In 2019, Tazin mobilized her community and founded Cyber Collective in an effort to increase awareness of the importance of digital protection. Today, Cyber Collective is recognized by Forbes as “the only women of color owned and operated community-centered organization that focuses on data ethics, privacy, and cybersecurity.” Tazin and her team at Cyber Collective are dedicated to ensuring all peoples’ safety and needs are prioritized by the next generation of technology leaders and builders. In addition to her work at CyCo (Cyber Collective), Tazin co-hosts Cisco Secure’s Security Stories podcast and is focused on building out Cisco’s security community.
Evaluation Panel judges will score and provide feedback on the applications assigned to them using the scoring rubric, and each valid application will receive five sets of reviews with scores that have been statistically normalized to ensure a level playing field. Applicants are encouraged to use this valuable feedback to strengthen and refine their solutions as they implement projects and secure other funding sources.
Meet the judges featured here, and more Evaluation Panel members will be added in the next few months.
The Selection Committee will review the top-scoring submissions and select up to ten winners based on considerations that may include, but are not limited to, Evaluation Panel resulting rank order, organizational capacity, geographic diversity, and feasibility. The Selection Committee will make the final recommendation to Omidyar Network for the winners who will each receive $100,000 awards, as well as up to five additional promising solutions that will each receive $20,000 awards.