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. He is also an Artificial Intelligence Associate at Technology for Global Security.

At Duke, he co-founded and runs nonpartisan student-faculty initiative Ethical Tech; co-founded and runs the student cyber program; co-wrote the university’s “Intro to Cyber Policy” course; and co-wrote and co-taught its “Cyber and Global Security” seminar. He researches global technology issues at Duke’s Sanford School of Public Policy, including artificial intelligence in public education, the ethics of international technology transfers, and smart city data policies in the U.S. and China.

At New America, Sherman’s research focuses on global internet governance, international cyber norms, digital authoritarianism, and the role of artificial intelligence in strategic competition. He also researches 5G security and its geopolitical implications and supports the Data & Great Power Competition project led by Samm Sacks. 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 has held fellowships with Interact and the Duke University Program in American Grand Strategy.

His writing on technology, ethics, public policy, and international security has been published by a variety of popular and academic outlets, including The Washington Post, The Atlantic, Foreign Policy, WIRED, Lawfare, Slate, The Diplomat, Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, Journal of Cyber Policy, and the Council on Foreign Relations. He has contributed chapters to multiple books and appeared on BBC World Service, Public Radio International, and Australian Broadcasting Corporation, among others. Follow him on Twitter @jshermcyber.