Above, Dr. Lindsay’s and Dr. Lafti’s panel presentation, moderated by Anthony Furey, at our recent conference “Cyber Resilience: A Holographic Perspective on Continuing Threats and Potential Solutions”.
Dr. Jon R. Lindsay is Assistant Professor of Digital Media and Global Affairs at the Munk School of Global Affairs at the University of Toronto. A political scientist with a background in computer science and military experience, his research and teaching focuses on the impact of technology on global security. His publications include, China and Cybersecurity: Espionage, Strategy, and Politics in the Digital Domain (Oxford University Press, 2015), with Tai Ming Cheung and Derek Reveron. As well as articles in International Security, Security Studies, Journal of Strategic Studies, Technology and Culture, and the Journal of Cybersecurity.
He is completing a book project, Shifting the Fog of War: Information Technology and the Politics of Control, on the strategic and organizational dimensions of military networks, drone warfare, and cybersecurity. Another volume, Cross-Domain Deterrence: Strategy in an Era of Complexity, with Erik Gartzke, is currently under review.
He holds a Ph.D. in Political Science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and an M.S. in Computer Science, and B.S. in Symbolic Systems from Stanford University. He has served as a US naval officer with operational assignments in Europe, Latin America, and the Middle East.
Dr. Maryam Jafari Lafti is a Technical Lead in Deloitte Canada’s Cyber Risk Services practice. She joined the firm 2.5 years ago to partake in establishing and operating the threat intelligence service offering. She currently leads Deloitte Canada’s Cyber Threat Intelligence and Analytics (TIA) team.
Prior to joining Deloitte, she served as a team lead at a major Canadian MSSP and was engaged in delivering a wide range of managed security services including SOC, security assessments, and cybersecurity strategy work.
She holds a Ph.D. in Computer Science and Engineering specializing in Information Security. Her research focused on decentralized anonymization solutions.
Anthony Furey is a national columnist an the comment editor for the Sun chain of newspapers. He is currently completing a book on EMP due to be published next year. Furey has hosted national TV and radio programs, and has given analysis on many networks including the BBC and Fox News.