Canadian Geographic: Canada’s cyber steward on digital espionage, democracy and protecting the Internet

Ask Ron Deibert how to think about cyberspace and you won’t get an impenetrable discourse on network architecture. For Deibert, director of the University of Toronto’s Citizen Lab, a digital watchdog that researches the exercise of political power in cyberspace, it’s much simpler than that. “We should think about it as a global commons,” he says. “Something like the environment that we need to work together to steward and protect.” Read More.

Ron Deibert, director of the University of Toronto’s Citizen Lab, which runs the Cyber Stewards Network. The network works to combat digital threats in Africa, Latin America, developing Asian nations and the Middle East. (Photo: Riley Stewart/Munk School of Global Affairs)

Ron Deibert, director of the University of Toronto’s Citizen Lab, which runs the Cyber Stewards Network. The network works to combat digital threats in Africa, Latin America, developing Asian nations and the Middle East. (Photo: Riley Stewart/Munk School of Global Affairs)