Justin Sherman

Cybersecurity Policy Fellow

Justin Sherman is a Cybersecurity Policy Fellow at New America, a Fellow at the Duke Center on Law & Technology at Duke University’s School of Law, and a senior at Duke University double-majoring in computer science and political science. At Duke, he co-founded and runs Ethical Tech, a nonpartisan initiative focused on research, education, and policy development on issues of ethics and technology; co-founded and runs the cyber arm of the Program in American Grand Strategy; co-wrote the university’s “Intro to Cyber Policy” course; and co-wrote and previously co-taught its “Cyber and Global Security” seminar.

At New America, Sherman’s research focuses mainly on internet governance, international cyber norms, the spread of digital authoritarianism, and the role of artificial intelligence in strategic competition. He also researches 5G security and its geopolitical implications. Previously, he worked on issues of cyber and national security at the NSA’s Laboratory for Analytic Sciences. Prior to that, he researched technical cybersecurity and data privacy issues at Duke’s Computer Science Department. He is a former fellow at Interact and a former fellow with the Duke University Program in American Grand Strategy.

He has written on a host of technology, ethics, and international security issues, including for the Washington Post, Foreign Policy, Slate, Just Security, War on the Rocks, Pacific Standard, Defense One, World Politics Review, Journal of Cyber Policy, and the Council on Foreign Relations, among numerous other outlets. He has contributed chapters to multiple books, and his analysis has been cited in a range of national and international media outlets such as the Washington Post, BBC, Politico, Forbes, Axios, MIT Technology Review, U.S. News & World Report, and Australian Broadcasting Corporation. Follow him on Twitter @jshermcyber.