Curriculum vitae

CV – Deborah Meibergen | PGP 0xBA144159EDA87151 | based in Amsterdam, born on October 12th 1978 in a Dutch village with farms, mills, greenhouses and cows.

About me

I’m a seasoned project and operations manager, and a security awareness trainer. Next to managing operations or projects, I also have experience with writing and implementing information security policies and (technical) documentation.

Self-taught, I’ve worked in the arts, digital rights, information security, cyber security and (open-source) technology sphere for 20+ years. As an activist, I’m vocal about defending human rights, inequality, digital security and privacy, especially important in this age of surveillance capitalism.

Key qualifications

  • 10 years operations management
  • 12 years (technical) project management
  • 3 years security awareness trainings
  • Multi-disciplinary experience and extensive networks: information security, ethical hackers, (digital) human rights and open source software community, journalists, arts & cultural sector
  • See my Linkedin profile for more details

Work experience

Oct 2021 – current — Project manager (infra & operations) at Radically Open Security, Amsterdam

  • Processes and coordination ROS’ internal infrastructure team (sysadmins and devs)
  • Responsible for information security policy writing and coordination of implementation
  • Risk assessments for customers, implementation of GDPR practices and procedures and measures aligned with ISO27001 / ISMS
  • Reviewed and further developed ROS’ operational processes
  • Coordination HR and legal matters
  • Project management of customer projects
  • (Technical) documentation
  • Recruitment system administrators and pentesters
  • Represent ROS at conferences
  • Cat herder extraordinaire

May 2022 – March 2023 — Security awareness trainer at Women on Web, remote

Developed a 6-module security awareness training for Women on Web. Women on Web is a Canadian non-profit organization and online abortion service. They support people to access safe abortion pills in almost 200 countries. The training was given to several international pro-choice organizations during 2023. Two sessions were held in 2022.

Jan 2020 – Oct 2021 — Operations Coordinator at Foundation for Public Code, Amsterdam

  • Led the Foundation’s (9 FTE) operations, including human resources (HR), financial management (€ 3 Mio. operating budget)
  • Managing philanthropic gifts through international foundations
  • Developed and enforced policies and managing internal processes
  • Further responsibilities included systems administration for (open-source) tools used by the team and the community (e.g. Jitsi Meet, Nextcloud, Mattermost, Mailman, Google Workspace and others).

May 2017 – Aug 2019 — Operations Manager at eQualitie, Montreal (remote)

  • Responsible for developing and implementing financial, administrative, HR policies, as well as procurement and other operational processes
  • Worked closely with the grant manager on budgets and reporting for Internet Freedom projects supported by several national and international funders
  • Developed product marketing materials for a censorship circumvention application (CENO)
  • Maintained public-facing repositories and social media platforms
  • Management of OTF Rapid Response applications for organizations under attack (eQ press)
  • Developer-facing project documentation on eQualitie’s wiki, GitHub, GitLab and the Deflect documentation website.

May 2016 – April 2017 — Product Marketing Engineer at Veon, Amsterdam

  • Worked closely with the product team to describe and analyze (business) use cases
  • Road maps and (strategic) planning sheets
  • User guides, product cookbooks and case studies focused on product delivery
  • Scrum master for team

May 2014 – May 2016 — Operations Manager at Greenhost, Amsterdam

  • Established all operational processes and solutions as Greenhost’s first operations manager
  • Managing HR, improving teamwork, operational visibility, and internal communications
  • Product management and developing operational (and product) road maps together with CEO and CTO
  • Created a Scrum / Kanban framework for software projects
  • Co-authored project proposals, progress reports and offers
  • Set up a process for Rapid Response services
  • Submitted Rapid Response applications on behalf of organizations in need
  • Further responsibilities included supporting external and internal communication as well as community management (newsletters, blog posts and social media)

Aug 2006 – May 2014 — Producer & project manager at Mediamatic, Amsterdam

Led the production of all workshops and Hacker Camps, including development of workshop concepts (often in connection to exhibitions). Recruited international hackers, engineers and designers for Hacker Camps. Responsible for budgeting and reporting to funders.

For all experience prior to 2006, please refer to my LinkedIn profile.


  • TryHackMe (How The Web Works’ and the ‘Network Fundamentals’ module)
  • Google IT Support Engineer (Coursera) – September 2019-March 2020
  • Bellingcat OSINT investigation and verification techniques – July 22-26, 2019
  • French A1-A2 course January – March 2017
  • Agile Product Owner Foundation course – October 2016
  • Django (Python web framework) – November 2014

Software & tools

Linux (Ubuntu, Debian), OSX, GitLab, git, SSH and command line. RocketChat, NextCloud, Mailman, Jitsi, GitHub, OpenProject, Zimbra, Mattermost, Redmine, Markdown, Transifex, reStructuredText, XML, CI/CD, ReadTheDocs, Confluence, JIRA,Thunderbird + PGP, OTR, various VPN tools and WordPress website content management.


  • Dutch (Native proficiency)
  • English (Professional proficiency)
  • French & German (Limited working proficiency)

References (available upon request)