NorthSec 2023

Keeping Ukraine Connected
2023-05-18, 16:00–16:59, Salle Communauté et Villages


The war in Ukraine is also being fought online. Hacking teams score victories for both sides. Ukrainians
in occupied territories are blinded by Russian censorship and propaganda. Military activities destroy
Ukrainian Internet infrastructure.
Since the beginning of the second invasion in February 2022, eQualitie has launched a series of rapid
efforts focusing on digital security and emergency response to various communication and safety needs
of Ukrainian citizens, media agencies, human rights organizations, and CSOs. And without too much
surprise, the notion of decentralization has suddenly become fashionable again...
About eQualitie
For over a decade eQualitie has been on the forefront of defending digital freedoms, confounding the
aims of state-sponsored hacking teams. eQualitie puts its principles before profits - valuing the privacy of
its clients and the transparency of offered solutions above commercial incentive. Our technology
solutions span DDoS mitigation, machine lead bot defenses, ensuring content delivery in highly censored
network environments and multiple capacity building efforts around the world. We operate in some of the
most complicated political environments, in unison with local and international partners. Based in
Montreal, we are keen to share with and learn from the NorthSec community.
About the Presenter
Michel Lambert is the General Manager of eQualitie, a Montreal based technology company developing
network technology, novel encryption algorithms and distributed systems for censorship circumvention to
protect data, privacy and freedom of expression online. Michel has lead an international solidarity
organization active on human rights, including the right of access to a free and open Internet for 13
years. He launched civil society Internet portal projects in the Democratic Republic of Congo and in the
Middle East in addition to supporting the establishment of various digital security schools. Also active on
Internet governance issues, Michel Lambert is a founding member of the Canadian Internet Governance
Forum and active with the Quebec Chapter of the Internet Society.

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