Citizen Lab Senior Security Researcher and Technical Advisor Morgan Marquis-Boire was featured on Wired Italy’s Top 50 People of the Year 2014. The list featured a variety of occupations, such as hackers, CEOs, biologists, politicians, actors, and civil rights activists.
Marquis-Boire placed 27 on the list, joining individuals such as Sundar Pichai, Senior Vice President of Google, Nobel Laureate Malala Yousafzay, and Joshua Wong of Hong Kong’s Umbrella Revolution. In particular, Wired highlights his research on FinFisher, and the ways in which it it has informed public knowledge on its use in Italy. Read the full article here.
In addition, Marquis-Boire was featured on Al-Jazeera’s Listening Post segment “Media Trends to Watch in 2015,” where he gave an interview regarding the increasing need for journalists need to incorporate digital security practices to their work, such as using encryption methods.
Marquis-Boire explained that journalists have recently come to be aware of the need for these privacy and security measures. Despite this, he argued that more needed to be done. “Individual journalists that I know, particularly those that report on national security and technology, have been quite impressive in adopting operational security measures and secure communications tools, but media organizations as conglomerates are not moving as quickly, ” he said.
His portion of the programme, which can be watched here, begins at 14:45.