Justin Sherman

Cybersecurity Policy Fellow

Justin Sherman is a fellow in New America's Cybersecurity Initiative. He is a junior at Duke University double-majoring in computer science and political science, where he is the Co-Founder and President of Duke’s Cyber Club and Cyber Team and is co-teaching Duke’s “Cyber and Global Security” seminar. Sherman is also the Co-Founder and Vice President of Ethical Tech, which works to empower ALL people to have a voice in technology innovation, consumption, and regulation.

Last summer, he worked at New America’s Cybersecurity Initiative researching internet governance, international cyber policy, and how nation-states are increasingly taking responsibility for citizen “cyber harms,” which yielded numerous products including the paper “The Idealized Internet vs. Internet Realities,” the first framework for liberal-democratic policymakers to assess freedom, openness, interoperability, security, and resiliency on the global internet, and the paper “The Digital Deciders,” a comprehensive mapping of the nation-states whose decisions about internet regulation and cybersecurity hold important sway in the future of the global network and the formation of international norms. Sherman has also worked with Tripwire, where he was its youngest-ever contributing writer for the State of Securityblog, and the NSA’s Laboratory for Analytic Sciences, where he worked with the federal government and intelligence community on issues of cyber and national security.

His research has spanned everything from critical infrastructure security and mobile privacy to machine learning bias and the ethics of international tech transfers, and he has written extensively on cyber policy and technology ethics, including for Journal of Cyber Policy, Defense One, The Strategy Bridge, Technology for Global Security, and the Council on Foreign Relations. He is a Fellow at Interact and the youngest Fellow in the history of the Duke Center on Law and Technology.