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Sean Brooks

Threat Ideation Lead

Sean leads Threat Ideation for Meta’s Security Policy team.

He manages scenario planning and product counseling to help the company get ahead of adversarial threats to elections and civic events, the safety of targeted communities, and the integrity of the broader Facebook community.

Sean previously served as the founding director of the Citizen Clinic and a Research Fellow at the Center for Long-Term Cybersecurity at UC Berkeley. He represented the NIST Applied Cybersecurity Division on the West Coast as a privacy subject matter expert for NIST cybersecurity research and policy programs. Sean spent two years serving as a program associate in the San Francisco office of the Center for Democracy and Technology, a non-profit public interest organization focused on civil liberties and human rights issues online. Sean also supported the United States Senate Committee on Foreign Relations and worked for a London-based public relations agency The Red Consultancy.

Sean completed his MPA as a Federal Scholar for Service with the NYU Center for Interdisciplinary Studies in Security and Privacy. He attended the Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service, where he was a graduate research fellow with the Governance Lab, a MacArthur and Knight Foundation-funded center dedicated to studying the impact of technology on decentralized democratic institutions. He was also the Web Operations Editor of the Wagner Review, NYU’s student-run academic public policy journal. Sean received his undergraduate degree in politics from the University of California at Santa Cruz.

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