Image from Front Cover of "Look Who's Watching" by Fen Hampson & Eric Jardine
Image from Front Cover of "Look Who's Watching" by Fen Hampson & Eric Jardine

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.


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Eric Jardine

CIGI Fellow

Eric Jardine is a CIGI fellow with the Global Security & Politics program and assistant professor of political science at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, in Blacksburg, Virginia. He joined CIGI as a research fellow in May 2014. In this role, he contributed to CIGI’s work on Internet governance, including the CIGI–Chatham House sponsored Global Commission on Internet Governance.

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Fen Osler Hampson

CIGI Distinguished Fellow and Director of the Global Security & Politics Program

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

Chief Executive Officer, eSentire Inc.

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. J.Paul is a professional engineer with a 25-year entrepreneurial track record of success. His business acumen, in-depth understanding of technology and strong leadership has made him a respected and reliable voice on the topic of cybersecurity in North America and Europe. He holds both a B.Sc. and M.Sc. in Engineering from the University of Guelph and is a proud alumni, currently serving on the Industrial Advisory Board for the University of Guelph’s School of Engineering and the Board of Innovation Guelph.

Neil Desai

Director of Corporate Affairs, Magnet Forensics

Neil Desai is Director, Corporate Affairs with Magnet Forensics, one of Canada’s fastest growing technology companies. The company develops tools that police and security agencies around the world use to recover, analyze and report on digital evidence in investigations of such crimes as human trafficking, child exploitation, fraud and terrorism. He previously served with the Government of Canada in a number of senior roles in the Department of Global Affairs and the Prime Minister’s Office. He was named one of the top Canadians influencing Canadian foreign policy by Embassy Magazine and one of the top 99 young foreign policy professionals by the US-based Diplomatic Courier magazine. Neil is a Fellow with the the Munk School of Global Affairs at the University of Toronto. He serves on the Board of Directors of the YMCA Canada. He is also an occasional contributor to the Globe and Mail’s editorial page. Neil holds a master’s degree from the London School of Economics and a bachelor’s degree with honours from Carleton University.