Technology and Security Initiative






What is TechSec?

The Technology and Security Initiative (TechSec) is one of the latest student-led initiatives of the Graduate Institute Student Association (GISA). The idea behind TechSec is to initiate conversations around the domains of cybersecurity and governance. Apart from bringing youth perspectives to the fore, we aim to engage various stakeholders through our activities and activism. Ultimately, we want to bridge the gap between academia and professionals in the field, and spread awareness through dialogues with policymakers, academics and experts in the field. 


Our Vision

Reflected in our logo, TechSec is built on the following core pillars:

  1. Awareness

  2. Activism 

  3. Networking 


In line with these and through multifarious engagements with the IHEID community and beyond, we seek to engage with a younger audience interested in cyber security and governance. To this end, we organize interactive events that encourage student participation with our themes and imperatives, and aim to form professional networks with relevant audiences to grab a seat at the table for our generation.

Our areas of special interest and activism include (but are not limited to) data rights and regulation, citizen surveillance, individual privacy, artificial intelligence, blockchain, cyber competition and ethics in allied emerging technologies.



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To keep up with what we do as a nascent and passionate  student initiative, contact us at, or connect with us elsewhere:

Membership Form

If you are interested in being involved with TechSec and gaining access to all our upcoming events sans registration, please fill out this form:


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