How can you protect yourself, your documentary subject or your sensitive data in the digital age? It’s a responsibility that intensifies when documenting vulnerable subjects, conflict zones or repressive communities. Ron Deibert of The Citizen Lab at the University of Toronto’s Munk School of Global Affairs presents case studies on targeted digital attacks, discusses how photojournalists and documentary filmmakers may become increasingly targeted by highly sophisticated threat actors, and answers your questions on how to mitigate these risks.
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Ron Deibert, Director, Citizen Lab at the Munk School of Global Affairs, University of Toronto
Ron Deibert is a professor of political science, as well as the director of the Citizen Lab at the Munk School of Global Affairs at the University of Toronto. He was a co-founder and a principal investigator of the OpenNet Initiative (2003-2014) and Information Warfare Monitor (2003-2012) projects. He was one of the authors of the landmark Tracking Ghostnet and the Shadows in the Cloud reports, which documented two separate major global cyber espionage networks, and the Great Cannon report, which documented a new offensive “cyber weapon” co-located with China’s Great Firewall.
Deibert was awarded the University of Toronto Outstanding Teaching Award (2002), the Northrop Frye Distinguished Teaching and Research Award (2002), and the Carolyn Tuohy Award for Public Policy (2010). In 2013, he was appointed to the Order of Ontario and awarded the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee medal, for being “among the first to recognize and take measures to mitigate growing threats to communications rights, openness and security worldwide.”
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