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Announcement: Greg Walton joins Citizen Lab as Senior SecDev Fellow

I am pleased to announce that Greg Walton will be joining the Citizen Lab. Greg Walton is the senior security researcher for ONI Asia, and the first SecDev fellow at the Citizen Lab. He is a graduate of the Department of Peace Studies, University of Bradford (International Relations and Security Studies), and holds an MSc… Read more »

Profd on CBC’s the Spark

Prof Deibert was a guest on CBC’s Spark, with Nora Young as part of their special election coverage “digital wish” list. You can listen to and watch the interview here.

A New Breed Of Hackers Tracks Online Acts of War (Washington Post)

TORONTO — Here in the Citizen Lab at the University of Toronto, a new breed of hackers is conducting digital espionage. They are among a growing number of investigators who monitor how traffic is routed through countries, where Web sites are blocked and why it’s all happening. Now they are turning their scrutiny to a… Read more »

Longtime Battle Lines Are Recast In Russia and Georgia’s Cyberwar

“In terms of the scope and international dimension of this attack, it’s a landmark,” said Ronald J. Deibert, director of the University of Toronto’s Citizen Lab…. “International laws are very poorly developed, so it really crosses a line into murky territory . . . Is an information blockade an act of war?” From Washington Post

IWMP and ONI actively monitoring Russia-Georgia Cyberwar

Censorship of Russian media sites in Georgia continues to expand despite the winding down of hostilities. ONI and Information Warfare Monitor sources in Georgia now confirm that filtering of Russian media sites resident on the .ru domain has spread to a second Georgian ISP. Subscribers of Caucuses on-line the largest Georgia ISP have been without… Read more »

IWMP monitoring Russian-Georgian Cyberwar

The Denial-of-Service (DoS) attacks and defacements in the Russia – Georgia conflict raise concerns about free media and civil society, as states witness an increase in the use of electronic warfare strategies in concert with more conventional kinetic attacks. Here at IWMP – in association with our research partners on the ground in the region,… Read more »

Deibert Testimony to US Congress

Professor Deibert is testifying to US Congress today, at the US China Economic and Security Review Commission. His testimony covers the research of the OpenNet Initiative on Internet censorship practices in China, the range and effectiveness of circumvention methods, including the Citizen Lab’s own tool — psiphon, and the role of US and Western corporations… Read more »

CBC National Report on the Citizen Lab

On March 21, 2008, the CBC National ran a feature piece on the research and development activities of the Citizen Lab, including the ONI and psiphon. There are interviews with Prof Deibert and with Nart Villeneuve. You can watch the piece here and the youtube version is here.