Ron Deibert

Reckless Exploit: Mexican Journalists, Lawyers, and a Child Targeted with NSO Spyware

Uncovering an operation using NSO Group’s Pegasus spyware and Trident exploit framework to target Mexican journalists, lawyers, and even a minor child.

Tainted Leaks: Disinformation and Phishing With a Russian Nexus

Documents stolen from a prominent journalist and critic of the Russian government were manipulated and then released as a “leak” to discredit domestic and foreign critics of the government. We call this technique “tainted leaks.”

Ron Deibert at the Berkeley Centre for Long-Term Cybersecurity

Citizen Lab Director Ron Deibert gave a talk at the Berkeley Centre for Long-Term Cybersecurity (CLTC) as part of a seminar series, in which he spoke about “Cyber Espionage and Civil Society: A Silent Epidemic.” In his presentation, Deibert focused on Citizen Lab’s work on targeted digital threats.

Ron Deibert interviewed by CTV News on Black Code documentary

Citizen Lab Director Ron Deibert was interviewed by CTV News about the newly released Black Code documentary, which has been screening at the Human Rights Watch Film Festival, and is in theatres April 14th. The ‘Black Code’ documentary film is based on Ron Deibert’s book of the same name, and was directed by Nicholas de Pencier, who also participated in the CTV interview.

Ron Deibert on the Talking Politics podcast

Citizen Lab Director Ron Deibert joined the Talking Politics podcast to discuss “Power in the Digital Age” with David Runciman and Catherine Carr. Deibert discusses how autocratic regimes take advantage of the latest technology for their political ends.

Hot Docs Workshop: Keep Your Film Close and Your Enemies Closer

May 4 – Toronto, Canada

Ron Deibert interviewed by the Globe and Mail on ‘hacktivism’ and more

Citizen Lab Director Ron Deibert was interviewed by the Globe and Mail, discussing topics like hacktivism, Canadian intelligence agencies, and the use of commercial spyware.

Ron Deibert keynote on “Spyware, Big Brother & How To Sleep At Night” at Dartmouth College

May 1 – Hanover, New Hampshire

Ron Deibert profiled in Mozilla’s StoryEngine

Director Ron Deibert was profiled in the Mozilla Foundation’s StoryEngine, which curates stories about Internet leaders and advocates, and gave an interview outlining the Citizen Lab’s work.

Who’s Watching Little Brother? A Checklist for Accountability in the Industry Behind Government Hacking

We are releasing a more comprehensive “checklist” consolidating our thoughts on how best to confront the lack of accountability in the commercial spyware trade.