Ron Deibert (PhD, University of British Columbia) is Associate Professor of Political Science, and Director of
the Canada Centre for Global Security Studies and the Citizen Lab at the Munk School of Global Affairs,
University of Toronto. The Citizen Lab is an interdisciplinary research and development hothouse working at
the intersection of the Internet, global security, and human rights. He is a co-founder and a principal
investigator of the OpenNet Initiative and Information Warfare Monitor projects. Deibert was one of the
founders and (former) VP of global policy and outreach for Psiphon Inc. and a founder of SecDev.cyber.
Rafal Rohozinski is one of Canada’s thought leaders in the field of cybersecurity. He is the founder and CEO
of The SecDev Group and Psiphon Inc., and his work in information security spans two decades and 37
countries, including conflict zones in the CIS, the Middle East and Africa. In 2005-2006, Rafal served as an
embedded Chief Technical Advisor to the Palestinian Authority. He is a senior scholar at the Canada Centre
for Global Security Studies, Munk School of Global Affairs, University of Toronto and previously served as
director of the Advanced Network Research Group, Cambridge Security Program, University of Cambridge.
He is a senior research advisor to the Citizen Lab, and together with Ronald Deibert, a founder and principal
investigator of the Information Warfare Monitor and the OpenNet Initiative.
Rex Hughes is a Visiting Fellow at the Munk School of Global Affairs, University of Toronto and Wolfson College, Cambridge University. A cyber defence advisor to NATO since 2008, Hughes authored ‘NATO and Global Cyber Defense’ and was a lead contributor to the NATO ‘Final Advisory Report on Cyber Defence and the 2010 Strategic Concept’. As a member of the Cambridge-MIT Institute from 2005-2008 Hughes advised industry affiliates including BT, Fujitsu, Nokia, Nortel, and T-Mobile on disruptive technology roadmaps while completing his doctorate on British telecoms convergence. Hughes was founder-director of the Center for Internet Studies (University of Washington) where he led the development of iEnvoy, the first secure Internet platform for track-I diplomacy – underwritten by the US Dept. of State, IBM, Lotus for 21 APEC nations.
Evgeny Morozov is the author of The Net Delusion: The Dark Side of Internet Freedom. He is a visiting
scholar at Stanford University and a contributing editor to Foreign Policy and Boston Review. He is also a
Schwartz fellow at the New America Foundation. He was previously a Yahoo fellow at Georgetown University
and a fellow at the Open Society Foundations, where he remains on the board of the Information Program. He
has written for The Financial Times, The Economist, The Guardian, The Wall Street Journal, Slate, The New
Republic, and many other publications.
Shahzad Ahmad is the lead on Bytes for All, Pakistan. He is at the forefront of the Internet Rights movement
focusing on the innovative use of ICTs for civil liberties in Pakistan. His current focus is on ICT policy
advocacy, communication rights, Internet freedom, online privacy and freedom of expression. He is a council
representative to the Association for Progressive Communications, an advisory board member of the
International Advisory Board of Privacy International UK, and a member of .PK ccTLD. He regularly
contributes to publications and research studies around ICTs for Development, Freedom of Expression, and
gender related issues.
Ken Berman is Director of Information Security for the International Broadcasting Bureau, a key operational component of the Broadcasting Board of Governors. He oversees programs that ensure the IBB network is protected from malware while allowing VOA journalists to access a range of information resources. He is the Agency’s Disaster Recovery and Business Continuity leader, establishing systems that permit Agency mission requirements to be met under a range of threat scenarios. He is Manager of the IBB’s Internet Anti-Censorship Program, a critical component in getting US government program materials such as the Voice of America and Radio Free Asia into countries such as China and Iran.
Chantal Bernier was appointed Assistant Privacy Commissioner of Canada effective December 8, 2008. Prior
to this, she was Assistant Deputy Minister, Community Safety and Partnerships Branch at Public Safety
Canada. Previously, she served as Assistant Deputy Minister, Socio-Economic Policy and Programs, at Indian
and Northern Affairs Canada from 1999 to 2002 and Director of Operations, Machinery of Government
Secretariat at the Privy Council Office from 1998 to 1999.
Tony Burman was Managing Director of Al Jazeera English based in Doha from 2008-2010, and is now Al Jazeera’s head of strategy for the Americas in Washington. He has overseen its growth in North America, including in Washington D.C. and on all major cable and satellite platforms in Canada. During his period as Managing Director, Al Jazeera’s worldwide audience reach more than doubled to 220 million households. Under his leadership, AJE has been recognized for its groundbreaking reporting from the Middle East, Africa, Asia, Europe and the Americas. Prior to Al Jazeera, he spent more than 30 years as an award winning news and documentary producer at CBC News in Canada, including nearly 8 years as its Editor-in-Chief.
James P. Farwell
James P. Farwell has served as a consultant to the U.S. Department of Defense, including Office of the Under Secretary of Defense (Policy), Office of the Under Secretary of Defense (Intelligence), Special Operations – Low Intensity Conflict, U.S. Special Operations Command, and U.S. Strategic Command and has worked with them in strategic communication and cyber war. He is an attorney and a political consultant, with broad national and international experience.
Carl Gershman is President of the National Endowment for Democracy, a private, congressionally supported
grant-making institution which works to strengthen democratic institutions around the world through
nongovernmental efforts. In addition to presiding over NED’s grants program in Africa, Asia, the Middle East,
Eastern Europe, the former Soviet Union and Latin America, he has overseen the creation of the Journal of
Democracy, International Forum for Democratic Studies, and the Reagan-Fascell Democracy Fellows
Program. In 1999 he lead the launch of the World Movement for Democracy, a global network of democracy
practitioners. He currently oversees NED’s response to revolutionary changes in the Middle East and is
helping to mobilize support for activists working for greater freedom in authoritarian countries.
Sonja Gittens-Ottley is the Manager of Yahoo!’s Business & Human Rights Program, executing Yahoo!’s
initiatives to promote privacy and free expression on the Internet. Prior to joining Yahoo!, Sonja worked as an
attorney at the Central Bank of Trinidad and Tobago (the country’s supervisory and regulatory financial
authority, responsible for the implementation of the country’s monetary policy), where she focused on banking,
financial compliance, and corporate governance issues. She has also worked with the Ministry of Legal Affairs
& Office of the Attorney-General of Trinidad and Tobago, the Department of State responsible for the provision
of legal advice on all local and international matters.
Misha Glenny is an award-winning writer and broadcaster whose next book DarkMarket on cybercrime and its
consequences will be published in October. A former BBC Central Europe Correspondent who covered the
revolutions in Eastern Europe and the wars in the former Yugoslavia, Misha has written for most major
publications in Europe, the United States and Japan. His last book, McMafia: Journey through the Global
Criminal Underworld was translated into over 30 languages and was short-listed for the FT Business Book of
the Year, the Lionel Gelber Prize for International Affairs and the Bristol Book of Ideas.
Barbara Haig is Deputy to the President for Policy and Strategy at the National Endowment for Democracy. As Vice President for Program Planning and Evaluation, she led the dramatic growth of NED’s Grants Program, including programmatic development, monitoring and evaluation of worldwide grant making efforts. In the last decade, she oversaw a vast expansion of NED’s program in the Middle East, especially Iraq and Afghanistan. During the late 1980s and early 1990s, she oversaw the development of complex democracy programs in South Africa, Nicaragua and Central and Eastern Europe. She is a widely recognized expert in the field of democracy promotion and has a deep understanding of the historical aspects and strengths of the Endowment. From 1981 to 1985, she was Special Assistant to the Associate Director of Programs, and then to the Director of the United States Information Agency. She is a graduate of Georgetown University and has studied and worked in Latin America, Europe, Asia and Africa.
Gus Hosein is Privacy International’s Deputy Director. He is also a Visiting Senior Fellow at the London
School of Economics and Political Science. He advises a number of international organizations, companies,
and civil society organizations. Most recently he was an external evaluator for UNHCR, and advised the UN
Special Rapporteur on Terrorism and Human Rights. He is currently coordinating research projects on privacy
and human rights in Asia, and on the challenges of securing medical information in developing countries and
emergency situations. He has a B.Math from the University of Waterloo and a PhD from the University of
Richard Hunt has worked for the UK Government for over 30 years. He is currently employed as a Senior
Principal Officer in an Information Security capacity focusing on cyber defence as a key enabler. He has a
Bachelor of Arts Honours degree in History from the University of Bristol in England and received an Order of
the British Empire medal for services to the UK in 2006. His hobbies include sports, current affairs and travel.
He is married with four children.
Herbert S. Lin
Herbert S. Lin is chief scientist for the National Research Council’s Computer Science and
Telecommunications Board where he directs major study projects at the intersection of public policy and
information technology. Recently, He was study director of the 2009 NRC study “Technology, Policy, Law, and
Ethics Regarding U.S. Acquisition and Use of Cyberattack Capabilities” and the 2007 NRC study “Towards A
Safer and More Secure Cyberspace.” He previously served as staff scientist in defense policy and arms
control for the House Armed Services Committee. He holds a doctorate in physics from the Massachusetts
Institute of Technology.
Lieutenant-General Andrew Brooke Leslie
Lieutenant-General Andrew Brooke Leslie, CMM, MSC, MSM, CD, is the Chief of Transformation of the Canadian Forces, and a former Chief of the Land Staff.
James Andrew Lewis
James Andrew Lewis (PhD, University of Chicago) is a senior fellow and Program Director at Centre for Strategic and International Studies where he writes on technology, national security and the international economy. Before joining CSIS, he was a Foreign Service Officer and a member of the Senior Executive Service. His assignments involved Asian regional security, conventional arms negotiations, technology transfer, commercial space programs, and Internet policy. Lewis has authored numerous CSIS publications on how government policies adjust to technological innovation. He was the Project Director for CSIS’s Commission on Cybersecurity for the 44th Presidency, whose report has been downloaded more than 40,000 times. His current research involves innovation and economic change, asymmetric warfare and intelligence
Rebecca MacKinnon is a Bernard L. Schwartz Senior Fellow at the New America Foundation, focusing on the intersection of Internet, human rights, and foreign policy. She is cofounder of the citizen media network Global Voices Online and is on the Boards of the Committee to Protect Journalists and the Global Network Initiative. Her book, Consent of the Networked, will be published in January 2012 by Basic Books. Fluent in Mandarin Chinese, MacKinnon is an expert on Chinese Internet censorship. She has received fellowships from Harvard’s Berkman Center for Internet and Society, Shoreinstein Center for the Press and Public Policy, the Open Society Institute and Princeton’s Center for Information Technology Policy, and taught journalism at the University of Hong Kong’s Journalism and Media Studies Centre. She began her career as a journalist with CNN, serving as Bureau Chief in Beijing and Tokyo.
Dave McMahon holds an honours degree in computer engineering from the Royal Military College of Canada
and has spent the last 25 years with the military, intelligence and security community both in the public and
private sectors. He has been engaged in the spectrum of operations from special-forces, drug interdiction,
counter-terrorism, information warfare, counter-espionage, and foreign intelligence. He was one of the
founding members of the interdepartmental committee on Information Warfare. He is a published author on
the subjects of the cyberthreat, Olympic security, critical infrastructure protection and proactive cyber defence.
He has written some of the largest and most sophisticated threat-risk assessments produced in Canada
including the 2010 Olympics. He is also a former National Biathlon champion. He currently manages complex
security programs fro Bell Business Markets. He is also currently evangelizing proactive cyber defence,
universal systems theory for risk management, national estimates on the cyber threat and culture jamming of
traditional secure networks.
Joseph Menn’s Fatal System Error: The Hunt for the New Crime Lords Who are Bringing Down the Internet was named one of the 10 best nonfiction books of 2010 by Hudson Booksellers. The true-life thriller and expose was placed on the official reading list of the US Strategic Command and is being translated into Chinese, Japanese and Korean. Menn has been interviewed on national television in the US, UK, Canada and Australia and spoken at major security conferences on his findings tying the governments of Russia and China to protection of cyber-criminals. Menn has reported on technology since 1999 at the Financial Times and previously the Los Angeles Times, mostly from San Francisco.
Susan Morgan joined the GNI on June 1, 2010. Previously, she spent six years in British
Telecommunication’s (BT) corporate responsibility (CR) team, most recently heading the strategy, policy and
business planning team. In her most recent role she had responsibility for managing BT’s CR risks; the
business case for CR; the development of BT’s CR story; sustainability reporting and developing the direction
for BT in relation to the low carbon economy.
Lewis Segall is Senior Ethics and Compliance Counsel at Google Inc, where he works on a broad range of compliance and regulatory matters, including privacy, information security, freedom of expression, and payments. Prior to joining Google, he was with Visa International, and the US Treasury Department. Lewis has degrees from the University of Chicago, Yale University, and Stanford Law School. He is on the Board of the Global Network Initiative.
John B. Sheldon
(PhD, University of Reading) is Professor of Space and Cyberspace Strategic Studies at the
US Air Force’s School of Advanced Air & Space Studies (SAASS), and Deputy Director of the Air Force Space
and Cyberspace Strategy Center, Maxwell AFB, Alabama. At SAASS, he created and runs the only mandatory
policy-strategy level cyber course in professional military education. Dr. Sheldon has published on space and
cyber issues for a variety of journals and trade publications. Prior to his academic career, he served in Her
Britannic Majesty’s Diplomatic Service.
Brett Solomon is the cofounder and Executive Director of Access—a non-profit human rights organization
focused on digital freedom. Access’ mission is to ensure open global internet access and an uncensored and
secure digital sphere by working to create a world where citizens can be active participants in their future by
freely seeking, receiving and imparting information digitally. Prior to Access, he was the Campaign Director at
Avaaz.org, and before that, the first Executive Director of GetUp!. He holds a Bachelors of Law at the
University of Sydney and a Masters in International Law at the University of NSW. He founded the
International Youth Parliament and has worked for both Oxfam Australia and Amnesty International Australia.
Janice Gross Stein
Janice Gross Stein is the Belzberg Professor of Conflict Management in the Department of Political Science
and the Director of the Munk School of Global Affairs at the University of Toronto. She is a Fellow of the Royal
Society of Canada and an Honorary Foreign Member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. Her
most recent publications include The Cult of Efficiency; Street Protests and Fantasy Parks, and Canada by
Mondrian. She is the co-author, with Eugene Lang, of the prize-winning The Unexpected War: Canada in
Kandahar. She was the Massey Lecturer in 2001 and a Trudeau Fellow. She was awarded the Molson Prize
by the Canada Council for an outstanding contribution by a social scientist to public debate. She has received
an Honorary Doctorate of Law from the University of Alberta, the University of Cape Breton, and McMaster
University. She is a member of the Order of Canada and the Order of Ontario.
Colonel Ilmar Tamm
Colonel Ilmar Tamm assumed his current position as Director of the Centre of Excellence of the Cooperative
Cyber Defence in 2008. Colonel Tamm has served in the Signal Battalion, Tallinn, and worked as G6 Chief
and Chief of Communication and Information Systems Department (J6) in the General Staff of the Estonian
Defence Forces. In 2005, Colonel Tamm was assigned for 3 years to the Allied Land Component Command
Headquarters Heidelberg, Germany as G6 Current Operations and Exercises Section Head. During this
assignment, he was deployed in July 2007 for 6 months to Afghanistan, HQ ISAF in Kabul, as Chief
Operations of the CJ6 Joint CIS Control Centre.
Paul Twomey (PhD) is the Managing Director of Argo Pacific, a high-level international Internet and
technology advisory and investment firm. He is also a founder of Leagle Inc., an online legal content and
community aggregation business. After four years as Chair of its Governmental Advisory Committee, he
served as President and CEO of ICANN from 2003-2009 and as Senior President until January 2010. Prior to
ICANN, Dr. Twomey was founding CEO of the Australian National Office for the Information Economy, and the
Australian federal government’s Special Adviser for the Information Economy and Technology.
Ted Tzavellas is Vice President with S4 Incorporated and heads the Information Effects Business Unit. Prior, he was the Senior Information Policy and Strategy Advisor to the Department of Defense, Joint Staff Deputy Director Global Operations. Since 2001, he has worked closely with various Federal Departments and Agencies to develop information policies, strategies, and actions that apply the perceptual assets and informational capabilities of the US Government to achieve national objectives. With his deep understanding of human factors, and technology and its applications, he has helped various entities identify current, and future, informational and technical threats, vulnerabilities, and protection capabilities and measures.
Nart Villeneuve is a Senior Threat Researcher at Trend Micro. He was formerly Chief Research Officer for
SecDev.cyber and a senior research fellow at the Citizen Lab, Munk School of Global Affairs, University of
Toronto. His research focuses on malware, botnets and the cyber-criminal underground. His technical
research led to the discovery of two cyber-espionage networks, GhostNet, which compromised diplomatic
missions around the world; and ShadowNet, which extracted secret information from the Indian government.
Derek Wyatt was a UK Member of Parliament from 1997-2010. He worked in the Culture and Foreign Affairs
ministries. He founded the Oxford Internet Institute at Oxford University in 2000 and created a Digital Day for
the Nation (now a week) in 2007. He is currently busy with putting together a World Internet Policy Institute.
Gregory Nojeim is Director of the Project on Freedom, Security and Technology at the Center for Democracy and Technology, a Washington, D.C. NGO dedicated to Internet freedom. He specializes in protecting privacy in the digital age as against intrusion by the U.S. government. He is a recognized expert on the application of the Fourth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution to electronic surveillance. He leads CDT’s cybersecurity work, testifying in the U.S. Congress on the impact of cybersecurity proposals on privacy. His “Cybersecurity and Freedom on the Internet” appears in the Journal of National Security Law and Policy. Nojeim is also involved in a multi-year project to update the 1986 Electronic Communications Privacy Act. Prior to joining CDT, Nojeim was the Associate Director of the ACLU’s Washington Legislative Office. He received his law degree from the University of Virginia in 1985.
Joel Harding established the Information Operations Institute shortly after joining the Institute at the Association of Old Crows; he then procured the rights to InfowarCon and stood it up in 2009. Joel is an editor of “The IO Journal”, the premier publication in the field of IO. Joel formed an IO advisory committee, consisting of the 20 key leaders from Us and UK corporate, government, military and academia IO. Joel wrote the white paper for IO which was used as background paper for US Office of the Secretary of Defense’s QDR IO subcommittee. Joel was a keynote speaker in Moscow, Russia on cyberwar, in Beijing and Shanghai, China on cyberwar and information warfare. Between his military career and the IO Institute, Joel provided IO, IT and intelligence support to various corporations and agencies. Mr. Harding previously provided intelligence support to information operations, mainly cyber, on the US Department of Defense Joint Staff, and was the IO liaison to the FBI, NSA, CIA, DISA and other agencies in Washington DC.
Denise Anthony (Associate Professor and Chair in the Department of Sociology at Dartmouth College)
Jochai Ben Avie (Policy Analyst, Access Now)
Jeffrey Bonvie (Advisor, National Cyber Security Directorate of Public Safety Canada)
Christopher Bronk (Baker Institute fellow in IT policy and a lecturer in Rice University’s Department of Computer Science)
Amy Buskirk (Senior Program Officer at the Donner Canadian Foundation)
Gordon Campbell ( Director of E-Business Development, Industry Canada)
Lieutenant-Colonel Francis Castonguay (Commander of the Canadian Forces Cyber Task Force)
Andrew Clement (Professor, Faculty of Information at the University of Toronto)
Kate Coyer (Director, Center for Media and Communication Studies at Central European University)
Terry Cutler (Co-founder of Digital Locksmiths, Inc)
Doug Dempster (Former Assistant Secretary General for Executive Management at NATO)
Major James Denford (Officer, Canadian Forces School of Communications and Electronics)
Lynn Dickson (Policy Advisor with the Human Rights and Governance Policy Division at Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada)
Laurent Elder (Canadian International Development Research Centre)
Troy Etulain (Senior Advisor for Media Development at USAID)
Sheila Flynn (Foreign Affairs Officer, State Department’s Office of the Coordinator for Cyber Issues)
Vera Franz (Open Society Foundation)
Bob Gordon (Public Safety Canada)
Robin Gould-Soil (Director of PIPEDA investigations at the Privacy Commissioner of Canada)
Robert Guerra (Freedom House)
Anna Gray-Henschel Director General, RCMP’s Strategic Integration and Program Support, National Security Criminal Investigations)
Lieutenant Colonel Stephen Hall (Commandant of the CF School of Communications and Electronics (CFSCE
Fenn Hinse (Senior Political Officer at the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in Ottawa)
Sharon Hom (Executive Director, Human Rights in China)
Roger Hurwitz (Research scientist, Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory)
Jennifer A. Jeffs (President of the Canadian International Council)
James Junke (Director of Human Rights and Governance Policy at the Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade)
Karl Kathuria (BBC World Service)
Lu Lan (Divisional Director, Internet Media Research Centre at the State Council Information Office in China)
Tattu Mambetalieva (Director, Public Foundation’s Civil Initiative on Internet Policy – Kyrgyzstan)
Angus MacDonald (Senior Manager of Government Programs at Trend Micro)
Lieutenant Colonel Andrew Metcalfe (Staff Judge Advocate for US Marine Corps Forces Cyber Command)
Robert Near (Joint Capabilities Development Team at the Canadian Forces Warfare Centre Ottawa)
Gregory Nojeim (Director, Project on Freedom, Security and Technology at the Center for Democracy and Technology)
Brigadier-General Kevin O’Keefe (Former Director General Information Management Operations, Department of National Defence Canada)
Nancy Paterson (Instructor, Ontario College of Art & Design)
Chris Prince (Analyst, Legal, Policy and Parliamentary Affairs branch for the Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada)
Colin Robertson (Senior Strategic Advisor for McKenna, Long and Aldridge LLP)
Sara Sixsmith (Senior Policy Analyst with National Defence Canada)
Pieter Smidt van Gelder (Policy Officer, Human Rights department of the Netherlands Ministry of Foreign Affairs)
Vivek Srinivasan (Liberation Technology Program at Stanford University)
Lhadon Tethong (Executive Director, Students for a Free Tibet International)
Eneken Tikk (Branch chief of Law & Policy branch in the NATO-accredited Cooperative Cyber Defence Centre of Excellence)
Andrew L. Vallerand (Director of Public Security Technical Program of Defence Research and Development Canada Center of Security Science)
Katrin Verclas (Co-founder and editor of MobileActive.org)
Stefaan G. Verhulst (Chief of Research, Markle Foundation)
David S. Wall (Professor of Criminology at Durham University)
Wang Yangyang (Officer of the Internet Media Research Center, China)