Season 2 Episode 2

Craig Newmark on cyber philanthropy, internet pioneers and a “cyber civil defense”

Craig Newmark

Philanthropist Craig Newmark is most famous for founding the classifieds site Craigslist nearly 30 years ago. But he’s recently earned praise in the cybersecurity community for pledging $50 million in early 2022 to support a cyber civil defense initiative through his namesake philanthropy.

On the latest episode of WE’RE IN!, hear Craig describe what he means by cyber civil defense and listen to his candid thoughts on everything from quantum computing to the dangers of state-sponsored disinformation campaigns. He also shares insights into the philanthropic strategy driving many of his contributions to the field of cybersecurity and continuing education.

Tune in to hear more about:

  • Challenges in fostering collaboration across the cybersecurity community, from the White House to organizations like the Aspen Institute’s Cybersecurity Group
  • How a “cybersecurity nutrition label” could empower consumers
  • Craig’s participation in the Whole Earth ‘Lectronic Link, one of the oldest virtual communities