The Citizen Lab is an interdisciplinary laboratory based at the Munk Centre for International Studies at the University of Toronto, Canada focusing on advanced research and development at the intersection of digital media and world politics.
We are a "hothouse" that combines the disciplines of political science, sociology, computer science, engineering, and graphic design.
Our mission is to undertake advanced research and engage in development that monitors, analyses, and impacts the exercise of political power in cyberspace.
The Citizen Lab's ongoing research network includes the Information Warfare Monitor and the OpenNet Initiative and ONI Asia, and benefits from collaborative partnerships with
academic institutions, NGOs, and other partners in all regions of the world.
The Citizen Lab developed the psiphon censorship circumvention software, and continues to provide "red team" research, threat analysis, and support for open source development for Psiphon Inc.
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The New, New Internet: Deibert Interview on Cybersecurity
Posted Aug 28, 2009 in Citizen Lab News by ProfD.
Read an interview with Citizen Lab Director Ron Deibert on cyber security policies and the GhostNet investigation here