Josh Gold

Visiting Fellow

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Josh Gold is the Vice President of the CIC’s Toronto Branch. Josh was previously a research assistant at the Citizen Lab, at the University of Toronto’s Munk School of Global Affairs and Public Policy, as well as a Non-Resident Visiting Fellow at the NATO Cooperative Cyber Defence Centre of Excellence (CCDCOE). In 2019, Josh was a visiting scholar at The Hague Programme for Cyber Norms, as well as an ICANN66 NextGen fellow. Josh has also consulted for the Estonian Ministry of Foreign Affairs’ cyber policy team.

As a CIC Visiting Fellow, Josh is focused on the Foreign Policy By Canadians initiative.


Gold, Josh. The Five Eyes and Offensive Cyber Capabilities: Building a ‘Cyber Deterrence Initiative’. NATO Cooperative Cyber Defence Centre of Excellence (CCDCOE). Tallinn, October 30, 2020.

Gold, Josh, Christopher Parsons & Irene Poetranto. Canada’s Scattered and Uncoordinated Cyber Foreign Policy: A Call for Clarity. Just Security, August 4, 2020.

Parsons, Christopher, and Josh Gold. A Deep Dive into Canada’s Overhaul of Its Foreign Intelligence and Cybersecurity Laws. Just Security, June 2, 2020.

Gold, Josh. Governance of Emerging Technologies: Canadian Cyberspace Governance — or Lack Thereof? In Kristen Csenkey (ed.) “Simplifying Emerging Technologies: Risks and How to Mitigate Them”, Balsillie School of International Affairs, May 2020.

Via U.S. Council on Foreign Relations (covering UN cybersecurity processes):

Gold, Josh. Competing U.S.-Russia Cybersecurity Resolutions Risk Slowing UN Progress. Council on Foreign Relations, October 29, 2020.

Gold, Josh. Amid COVID-Related Cyber Threats, the Netherlands Leads UN Efforts. Council on Foreign Relations, May 4, 2020.

Gold, Josh. A Cyberspace ‘FIFA’ to Set Rules of the Game? UN States Disagree at Second Meeting. Council on Foreign Relations, March 2, 2020.

Gold, Josh. A Multistakeholder Meeting at the United Nations Could Help States Develop Cyber Norms. Council on Foreign Relations, January 16, 2020.

Gold, Josh. The First Ever Global Meeting on Cyber Norms Holds Promise, but Broader Challenges Remain. Council on Foreign Relations, September 30, 2019.

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