Tim Maurer

Former Director of the Global Cybersecurity Norms and Resilience Project and Head of Research, Cybersecurity Initiative

Tim Maurer was the Director of the Global Cybersecurity Norms and Resilience Project and Head of Research of New America’s Cybersecurity Initiative. He is part of New America’s Future of War project and serves as a member of the Research Advisory Network of the Global Commission on Internet Governance, the Freedom Online Coalition’s cybersecurity working group “An Internet Free and Secure”, and co-chair of the Civil Society Advisory Board for the Global Conference on Cyberspace.

His current research focuses on cyberwarfare and the global cyber-security norms process as well as transatlantic cooperation on security and freedom in the digital age. Previous projects have also focused on Internet Freedom, especially in the context of U.S. sanctions and export controls, and research on swing states in the international Internet governance debate.

In 2013 and 2014, Mr. Maurer spoke about cyber-security at the United Nations in New York and Geneva in addition to other national and international conferences. His research has been published by Harvard University, Foreign Policy, CNN, TIME, Jane’s Intelligence Review and Slate among others. His commentary has been featured by print, radio, and television media including the Kojo Nnamdi show, PRI’s The World, Al Jazeera, Agence France Presse, Greek Public Television, the LA Times, the Russian Kommersant, and the German Die Zeit and Handelsblatt. He conducts his academic research as a non-resident research fellow at the Citizen Lab and serves as a reviewer for academic journals.

Prior to joining New America, Mr. Maurer worked at the Center for Strategic and International Studies and gained experience with the United Nations in Rwanda, Geneva, and New York focusing on humanitarian assistance and the coordination of the UN system. He holds a Master in Public Policy concentrating on international and global affairs from the Harvard Kennedy School. His thesis was a research project on transnational organized crime conducted for the White House National Security Council.


For a list of publications that have published Mr. Maurer's work prior to his work with New America, click here.

All Work

CYBERSECURITY INITIATIVE
National CSIRTs and Their Role in Computer Security Incident Response

As national CSIRTs are folded under government agencies, what are the equities and implications for operations and trust?


CYBERSECURITY INITIATIVE
U.S. and China establish cyber working group with Cold War-esque 'hotline'

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CYBERSECURITY INITIATIVE
Cybersecurity and Asia

A policy-brief overview of the status of cybersecurity and Asia.


CYBERSECURITY INITIATIVE
This is the First Detailed Public Map of the U.S. Internet Infrastructure

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CYBERSECURITY INITIATIVE
First Detailed Public Map of U.S. Internet Backbone Could Make It Stronger

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CYBERSECURITY INITIATIVE and INTERNATIONAL SECURITY
The Challenges Facing Computer Security Incident Response Teams

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CYBERSECURITY INITIATIVE
Hack Into Federal System Puts Millions at Risk

Tim Maurer , the director of the Global Cybersecurity Norms and Resilience Project at the New America Foundation, says that in addition to b


CYBERSECURITY INITIATIVE
New America's Cybersecurity Initiative at Freedom Online Coalition

Initiative Head of Research and Director of the Global Cybersecurity Norms and Resilience Project, Tim Maurer, in Ulaanbaatar for the 5th...


CYBERSECURITY INITIATIVE, INTERNATIONAL SECURITY and OPEN TECHNOLOGY INSTITUTE
CSIRT Basics for Policy-Makers

In this paper, we examine the history, types, and culture of Computer Security Incident Response Teams (CSIRTs).


CYBERSECURITY INITIATIVE
New America’s Cybersecurity Initiative to Participate in Global Conference on CyberSpace

Washington, DC – New America’s Ian Wallace, Tim Maurer, and Robert Morgus are in The Hague, Netherlands this week to participate in the Glob


INTERNATIONAL SECURITY and RESOURCE SECURITY
What Is the Future of War?

It is with this in mind that New America, a nonpartisan think tank network; Arizona State University, the nation’s largest public university


CYBERSECURITY INITIATIVE and OPEN TECHNOLOGY INSTITUTE
A Red Cross for Cyberspace

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