Citizen Lab Senior Security Researcher and Technical Advisor Morgan Marquis-Boire joined First Look Media as Director of Security.

In the new role, Marquis-Boire will be responsible for identifying, prioritizing and mitigating potential threats to the security and privacy of First Look’s newsrooms and digital magazines.

In a 5 June press release, the First Look team acknowledged Marquis-Boire’s leading work in Internet surveillance and censorship over the past several years.

“Marquis-Boire comes to First Look from Google, where he spent the last six years developing tools and infrastructure to manage major information security initiatives. As a founding member of the Google Incident Response Team, he was responsible for the company’s highest level of security escalation, specializing in digital forensics, digital investigations, and malware analysis.”

“’Morgan is consistently at the forefront of innovation in the world of information security, and he has established a reputation as one of the most progressive thinkers in the industry,’ said Brian Sweeney, Head of Technology Operations at First Look. ‘Combined with his commitment to free press and journalistic integrity, he is a perfect fit for our team.’”

Marquis-Boire will continue collaborating with the Citizen Lab on various research projects.