Toronto Roundtables Present: Occupy Cyberspace: Can there be peace in the age of cyberwar?

With Jesse Hirsh & Rafal Rohozinski

Occupy Cyberspace: Can there be peace in the age of cyberwar?Two of Canada’s most prominent tech activists & thought leaders battle it out at our next Toronto roundtable. Since the advent of the Internet many have warned of a new dimension of warfare. The fifth domain of cyberwar has been said to be more dangerous and threatening than conventional war by air, land, sea, or space. With cyber attacks becoming increasingly sophisticated, as was seen with the ‘Stuxnet’ cyber attack on Iran’s centrifuges in 2009, it has become more necessary to establish rules of engagement around cyber warfare. However, in the absence of any international treaty establishing what constitutes an act of cyber aggression, nobody has been able to agree on what cyber warfare actually constitutes. How much of this phenomenon is hype, and how much of it is reality? Can and/or should cyberspace be secured, and if so at what cost? Join us to debate and discuss these important issues.

About Jesse Hirsh & Rafal Rohozinski

Jesse Hirsh is a Toronto-based Internet strategist, researcher, and broadcaster. He has a weekly nationally syndicated column on CBC radio on the latest technology trends and developments. Jesse owns and operates two companies: Openflows Networks Ltd., which specializes in using free and open source software for advanced interactive platforms, and Metaviews Media Management Ltd., which focuses on research and consulting around new media business models.

Rafal Rohozinski is the founder and CEO of The SecDev Group and Psiphon Inc., and his work in information security spans two decades and 37 countries. 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.

Time & Location

Monday, December 5, 2011
7:00–9:30 PM

University of Toronto Faculty Club

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