I participated in the MaRs NetChange panel on the topic of “Canada, check your privacy settings,” with Ontario’s Privacy Commissioner Ann Cavoukian and moderated by Jesse Hirsh.
Thursday, June 10, 2010
New Cyber Chief Outlines Strategy
Keith Alexander explains how the U.S. will fight espionage and crime.
By David Talbot
Read the full article here.
Deibert says one major question now is how to preserve privacy amid such efforts. “The key questions, as always, will concern the substance of those negotiations: will we see a charter for global cyberspace that protects and preserves this domain as an open, global commons of information? Or will we see the further imposition of digital controls, nationalized communications spaces, and widespread surveillance?”
The National Endowment for Democracy (NED) is hosting a panel conversation for the OpenNet Initiative’s new volume Access Controlled. Attending the panel discussion will be Ron Deibert, John Palfrey and Rafal Rohozinski from the ONI, and Bob Boorstin from Google. Moderating the discussion will be Mr. Moises Naim, editor of Foreign Policy magazine. Details are here
Ron Deibert, “Toward a Cyber Security Strategy,” Vanguard (March/April 2010), pp.10-11.
I participated in the University of Toronto’s Centre for Ethics Civil society and Democracy In Iran workshop, held 14-15 May 2010 at the University of Toronto. I was participating in the panel on “Exploring the Youth Movement in Iran,” and spoke about the challenges of cyberspace controls for youth activism in and outside of Iran and in particular among the green movement.
I am in Boston for a presentation to the Harvard-MIT Joint Seminar Explorations in Cyber International Relations at MIT. The title of my presentation is “The Geopolitics of Cyberspace: From Militarization to Arms Control.”
I am participating in the IPSI 2010 Research Symposium at the University of Toronto. The theme of the conference is “Developing a Trusted Cyber Infrastructure
for Canadians.” I will be speaking about our research on cyber espionage (although the organizers gave me the curious title for my talk of “Detecting and disabling botnets.” (As an IR theorist and political scientist, the only botnets I’ve discovered are Realists — and they can’t be disabled.) Looks to be a good day of interesting discussions.
I participated in a live webcast and panel, organized by IDRC, on “The Potential of Open Development for Canada and Abroad,” in Ottawa, May 5th, 2010. Also on the panel were Michael Geist, Sunil Abraham, Anita Gurumurthy, and Yochai Benkler. The panel was hosted by Jesse Brown. We discussed the concept of “openness” in the context of software development, cyberspace governance, development, and human rights