In the June 19 2012 issue of the World Politics Review, Citizen Lab Director Ron Deibert explores the role of Big Data and the growing political importance of the corporate giants that own and operate cyberspace.
“Thanks to Stuxnet, the Internet Freedom agenda, and the Arab Spring, cyberspace is now political space and matters a great deal in international relations,” writes Chris Bronk, Fellow in Information Technology Policy at the Baker Institute for Public Policy, Rice University.
Citizen Lab Fellow Jon Penney writes that “among certain national-security and public-policy circles, there is a growing trend to approach the challenges of cyber-security and cyber-war through the lens of the Cold War.”
In his piece, Professor Deibert writes about Canada’s role in securing cyberspace, quasi-national cyber armies such as the Syrian Electronic Army and the challenges faced by global civil society in cyberspace.
To explore stewardship and how it relates to cyberspace we have commissioned a special paper series with contributions from thought leaders in the field. We are pleased to announce the release of the final set of papers in the Cyber Dialogue 2012 Stewardship Series.