Ron Deibert is Professor of Political Science, and Director of the Canada Centre for Global Security Studies and the Citizen Lab at the University of Toronto.
He is a co-founder and a principal investigator of the OpenNet Initiative and Information Warfare Monitor projects. He is the recipient of several teaching and research awards, and was a Ford Foundation research scholar of Information and Communication Technologies.
Deibert has published extensively on technology, media, and world politics. He was co-author of Tracking Ghostnet, documenting a cyber-espionage network affecting computers in 103 countries, and Shadows in the Cloud, which analyzed a cloud-based espionage network. He has been an advisor to governments, international organizations, and civil society on issues relating to Internet censorship, surveillance and information warfare.