Yahoo Mail. Ashley Madison. Meltdown and Spectre. Each of these hacks has served as yet another reminder of the trust individual users place in the internet each day. Is this trust well-placed? What steps can be taken to better ensure our security online? Join Fen Osler Hampson, Director of Global Security and Politics at CIGI, and Eric Jardine, CIGI Senior Fellow, as they discuss the main findings of their book Look Who’s Watching: Surveillance, Treachery and Trust Online. Joined by local cybersecurity experts Neil Desai (Director, Corporate Affairs of Magnet Forensics) and J. Paul Haynes (Chief Executive Officer of eSentire Inc.), Fen and Eric will demonstrate why trust matters, how it is being eroded and how the essential glue of the Internet can be restored.
Eric Jardine is an assistant professor of political science at Virginia Tech and a fellow at the Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI). Eric's research focuses on the uses and abuses of the Dark Web, measuring trends in cybersecurity, how people adapt to changing risk perceptions when using new security technologies, and the inherent politics surrounding both anonymity-granting technologies and encryption. He is the co-author of the book Look Who’s Watching: Surveillance, Treachery and Trust Online.
Fen Hampson is a distinguished fellow and director of the Global Security & Politics program, overseeing the research direction of the program and related activities. Previously, he served as director of the Norman Paterson School of International Affairs and will continue to serve as chancellor’s professor at Carleton University. He is the recipient of various awards and honours and is a frequent contributor to the national and international media.
J.Paul Haynes was drawn to eSentire with a vision to create a disruptive cybersecurity company that delivers what is now referred to as Managed Detection and Response (MDR). He successfully partnered with growth capital firms to invest in, and scale eSentire to become the world’s largest pure-play MDR provider and market leader.
Neil Desai is an executive with Magnet Forensics, a Canadian technology company that develops digital forensics software for more than 4,000 police, national security and other public and private agencies with investigative authorities in 93 countries. He also serves as a fellow of the Munk School of Global Affairs and Public Policy at the University of Toronto and faculty at Singularity University.