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Cat (Catherine) Easdon

2023-2024 European Cybersecurity Fellow

Cat (Catherine) Easdon is a researcher and security engineer at Dynatrace in Austria, where she focuses on privacy engineering, translating law and policy into code to protect users. Cat’s background is in research at the intersection of privacy and security. Previously, she worked on CPU attacks and mitigations at Graz University of Technology, investigating how hardware implementation details lead to timing or power consumption differences that leak sensitive data within software. Her current research in her early career fellowship at the Internet Society explores cultural differences in user’s privacy needs and how software can best meet these (sometimes conflicting) needs. She holds an MEng in Computer Science from Bristol University, where she specialised in security and computer architecture.