Look Who’s Watching: Surveillance, Treachery and Trust Online

Tuesday, February 20, 2018 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM EST (UTC–05:00)
Public Event: Community Event
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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.

Event Speakers

Eric Jardine is a CIGI fellow and an assistant professor of political science at Virginia Tech. Eric researches 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 politics surrounding anonymity-granting technologies and encryption.

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 a CIGI senior fellow and an executive in residence with the Rogers Cybersecure Catalyst.