Morgan Marquis-Boire is a New Zealand-born hacker, journalist, security researcher and one of the founders of the KiwiCON hacker conference.
He is the Director of Security at First Look Media and a contributing writer at The Intercept. Marquis-Boire's research on security, surveillance and censorship has been featured on the front pages of The New York Times and The Washington Post, and covered extensively in news media around the world, including the BBC News, Bloomberg, The Wall Street Journal, and Der Spiegel.
His work tracking the digital component of the ongoing Syrian Civil War is featured in the book Black Code: Inside the Battle for Cyberspace.
Marquis-Boire is senior researcher at the Citizen Lab, a multi-disciplinary advanced research laboratory at the University of Toronto. He serves as an advisor to the Freedom of the Press Foundation. He is a Special Advisor to the Electronic Frontier Foundation and advisor to the United Nations Interregional Crime and Justice Research Institute.
He has been profiled by Wired, CNN, Süddeutsche Zeitung, and Tages Anzeiger. He was featured as one of Wired Italy 's Top 50 people of 2014. In March 2015 he was named a Young Global Leader.