Sarah Aoun joined OTF in 2019 as the Chief Technology Officer, and currently serves as the Vice President of Security. She leads OTF’s efforts to identify and track emerging threats relevant to OTF’s mission, and to advance the field of information security for journalists, human rights defenders, and high risk individuals.

As an activist and technologist, and for the past several years, she has worked with activists, journalists, and high-risk communities on security and privacy. She has given numerous trainings on operational and digital security, and has worked with several groups and NGOs to set up organizational security practices. She was also a Ford-Mozilla Open Web Fellow (2017-2018), an Internet Freedom Fellow (2016-2017), an advisor to the Internet Freedom Festival, the Human Rights Foundation, and Global Journalist Security.