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Maria Tamellini

Co-founder & COO, GamerSafer

Maria Tamellini is an entrepreneur and a change-maker by heart. She originally from Brazil and co-founded GamerSafer after countless conversations with experts, parents, and young gamers about their online experiences and it’s underlying risks and threats. GamerSafer provides tools for online games protect players and communities from sexual abuse, disruptive behaviors and fraud. Maria was recently selected to join Headstream Innovation, a program powered by SecondMuse and supported by Pivotal Ventures, which offers capital and support to innovators that are building positive, ethical and healthy technologies for kids and teens. She led a successful Corporate Social Responsibility consultancy company for many years and is an active member of Child Safety projects at XR Safety Initiative (XRSI). Maria has advised a portfolio of eighty businesses across the world, is a UC Berkeley SkyDeck alumna, a Board Member of Latinas In Tech and a proud mom of 3 kids. She holds an international certification in social business and MBA from reputable institutions in Latin America.

Session Track: Augmented Reality

Tuesday, June 9 5:00 PM - 5:45 PM On-Demand Library

AR1202B - Cybersecurity & XR: Are You Prepared?

XR misuse by attackers can potentially lead to psychological, physical, reputational, social and economic harm. In this session, XRSI advisory board members explore the potential of threats in XR systems, understand how to mitigate them, and how to better protect end-users and enterprises moving forward.

This session will approach the topic from multiple directions. Starting with an introduction to cybersecurity, it will then dive into XR-specific security challenges. These include concerns, constraints overlap and the types of threats XR is experiencing and may experience in the future. We will also discuss issues of privacy and trust in the context of cyber-attacks, child safety, disinformation, and propaganda. Finally, we will frame how the industry can respond to these challenges: what research and development is needed in order to move from research prototypes and early demonstrators to secure, reliable and trustworthy systems that can play a more significant role in everyday life.

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