On January 29-30, 2015 we hosted Rafal Rohozinski from SecDev who gave a fascinating talk BIG DATA @ WAR: WHAT CYBERSPACE CAN TELL US ABOUT CONTEMPORARY CONFLICTS IN SYRIA AND POST-SOVIET STATES. The recording of the talk is available here:
About the speaker: Rafal Rohozinski is internationally recognized for his work in information and computer network operations, cybersecurity, and armed violence reduction. He is a senior fellow at the London-based International Institute of Strategic Studies; spent 17 years working in an operational capacity in the former Soviet Union, Asia, Middle East and Africa; and was the recipient of senior fellowships from the Ford foundation, IDRC, and Munk School. During his tenure as the director of the Advanced Network Research Group at the University of Cambridge, he co-founded and served as principal investigator for three projects focused on the nexus between security, stability, and cyberspace: the OpenNet Initiative, the Information Warfare Monitor and the Tele-geography of Conflict Project. Rohozinski was previously the Chair of the advisory boards of the Estonian E-Governance Academy and a participant in the Citizen Lab (Munk School of Global Affairs, University of Toronto). He is the co-founder and principal of The SecDev Group and The SecDev Foundation, which works on issues of security and development.
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- Boulet, Gertjan. “Cyber Operations by Private Actors in the Ukraine-Russia Conflict: From Cyber War to Cyber Security,” American Society for International Law 19.1 (2015),
- Bauman, Zygmunt et al. “After Snowden: Rethinking the Impact of Surveillance,” International Political Sociology 8 (2014): 121-144.
- Gjelten, Tom. “First Strike: US Cyber Warriors Seize the Offensive,” World Affairs (January-February, 2013)
- Harris, Shane. “The Mercenaries,” Slate (November 12, 2014)
- The SecDev Foundation, “Flash Note: Syria” (October 8, 2013)