Empowering Security Teams to Safeguard Employee Accounts

Strengthen email security for companies by providing their in-house security teams with advanced monitoring and empowerment tools.


6 months





My Role & Team

Designer (Me) + Product Manager + Frontend Engineer + Backend Engineer


How can companies better protect themselves while providing the necessary resources for their employees so that they can fully focus on their business objectives?


An online platform enables insight into employees’ publicly exposed corporate data using open source intelligence and helps the management of the associated risk.

Problem Context
User Research
Future Plan


The increasing number of data breaches caused by employee mistakes poses significant security and financial risks to businesses, making it challenging for security teams to detect and address these breaches effectively.

On average, it would cost $3.92 million for the businesses in the U.S. for a data breach.


47% of business leaders said human error by an employee had caused data breach at their organization.

As the designer on the project, my goal was to
Design an intuitive and user-friendly monitoring platform that empowers in-house security teams to detect and address potential data breaches caused by employee mistakes.

User Research

After conducting preliminary research on the market and I conducted interviews with several security professionals to better understand the current situation and the current security assessment process in terms of employee mistakes.

What challenges do businesses face in terms of security?

🕒 Catching Vulnerabilities Ahead of Time

Businesses are striving to identify vulnerabilities before malicious actors exploit them. As technologies continue to advance, the need for enhanced security measures is on the rise.

👩‍💻Lack of Security Talent

The shortage of skilled security professionals poses a significant challenge, with over 22% of security decision-makers highlighting the scarcity of qualified resources.

💰Cost-effective Security Solutions

Businesses seek reasonably priced and user-friendly security platforms that cater to both business and security requirements.

✅ Action-Oriented Features

Security professionals demand platforms that not only present intuitive data visualizations but also aid in managing associated risks proactively.

  • 2 First-year students who just got in UW without any mentorship experience
  • a Junior with experience being a mentee when she was a freshman
  • a Senior with experience being a mentor

What are the most common employee-caused security issues?

We decided to address the issues related to employee email in breach lists and phishing lists. While many products focus on employee presence, company presence, and IP security, there is a lack of security products that provide insights on employee email security.


Privasee - A digital platform that helps security professionals publicly exposed corporate data using open source intelligence and helps the management of the associated risk.

Identify Breaches

🕒 catching vulnerabilities ahead of time

Collect information online through Open Source Intelligence (OSINT) to check for data risks due to employee negligence. Provide intuitive reports to conceptualize existing threats.

Monitor & Report Security Risks

👩‍💻 Lack of Security Talent

Automate data visualization to present the company's employee security risks without the need for manual monitoring by security professionals.

Mitigate Risks in a Click

✅ Action-Oriented Features

Allows the business to directly take action in reaching out to the employees are subjected to the external risks on the organization

User Journey
Platform Structures

Final Design

Interactive prototype

We have recently released our first version.

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Future Plan

Better Action Oriented Visualization

The currently visualizations do a good job conveying data insight, but it doesn't provide enough suggestions or hints to encourage users to take actions. My next step will be update the data visualizations to be more compelling by emphasizing the the level of risks.

What's next?