At the Citizen Lab and Canada Centre for Global Security Studies, we believe that it is essential that the process of cyber securitization taking place in the South includes local voices, who can articulate a vision of cyber security in which rights and openness are protected on the basis of shared research and empirical knowledge.
This is why, with the support of the International Development Research Centre, we established the Cyber Stewards Network, which is designed to address the urgent need to support South-based cyber security scholars, advocates, and practitioners to articulate a vision of cyber security in which rights and openness are protected on the basis of shared research and empirical knowledge.
The aim of the network is to help support and develop those local voices. It includes researchers, advocates, and practitioners from Africa, Asia, Latin America, and the Middle East and North Africa.
We are honoured to have the Cyber Stewards Network with us in this year’s Cyber Dialogue and look forward to their participation.
Our Cyber Stewards Network partners at Cyber Dialogue 2013 include: