As the Head of Design and Creative Production at Access Now, Sage Cheng leads the organization’s design and creative strategy for campaigns and web development for digital engagement. With a problem-solving design thinking, she develops human-rights-centered user engagement, builds data visualization to amplify impact, and the brand identity for RightsCon since 2014. Sage has a background in advertising and publishing. Her previous work includes branding for NYC Department of Education’s iZone initiative and event design for Red Bull’s Human Potential Institution. Sage holds a MFA in Communications Design from Pratt Institute. She practices art in her spare time to examine the relationship between human and machine, individual and society.
Strengthening civil society’s defenses: what Access Now’s Digital Security Helpline has learned from its first 10,000 cases
Online civic space is under attack, and Access Now’s Digital Security Helpline is a lifeline that crosses time zones and languages to support at-risk groups and individuals from civil society. The 24/7 computer security incident response team has now assisted on more than 10,000 cases affecting activists, journalists, and non-profit organizations. “Strengthening civil society’s defenses: what Access Now’s Digital Security Helpline” shares what we have learned from the first 10,000 cases, identifying key trends, exploring case studies, and offering insight from data on requests for assistance from across the globe. …9 June 2021