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.

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CYBERSECURITY INITIATIVE, INTERNATIONAL SECURITY and OPEN TECHNOLOGY INSTITUTE
Technological Sovereignty: Missing the Point?

Will proposals for European technological sovereignty actually increase cybersecurity on the continent?


CYBERSECURITY INITIATIVE and OPEN TECHNOLOGY INSTITUTE
The Future of war: Cyber is expanding the Clausewitzian spectrum of conflict

The Pentagon's principal cyber advisor, Assistant Secretary of Defense Eric Rosenbach, said about cyber operations last month, "The place wh


CYBERSECURITY INITIATIVE and OPEN TECHNOLOGY INSTITUTE
"Cybersecurity" and Why Definitions Are Risky

On November 7, the Swiss Chairmanship of the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) held a conference in Vienna on con


CYBERSECURITY INITIATIVE and OPEN TECHNOLOGY INSTITUTE
Compilation of Existing Cybersecurity and Information Security Related Definitions

OTI releases a study to contribute to greater clarity and an understanding regarding terminology related to cyberspace and cybersecurity.


CYBERSECURITY INITIATIVE and OPEN TECHNOLOGY INSTITUTE
Visualizing Swing States in the Global Internet Governance Debate

This interactive map provides an overview of "swing states" in Internet governance and cybersecurity policy.


2014 Jihadist Terrorism and Other Unconventional Threats

While the core al-Qaeda group that struck the United States on 9/11 has been decimated in recent years, its affiliates and associated groups


CYBERSECURITY INITIATIVE and OPEN TECHNOLOGY INSTITUTE
Digital Borders and Technological Sovereignty

Snowden's 2013 revelations about government spying has set off a chain reaction of debates and policy changes.


OPEN TECHNOLOGY INSTITUTE
Welcome to the Future of War project!

Earlier this week, Arizona State University and the New America Foundation announced a joint project, the Future of War. The project combine


OPEN TECHNOLOGY INSTITUTE
Exporting Surveillance: A New International Security Issue

Network surveillance systems and intrusion software were recently added to the list of conventional and dual-use technologies that are contr


OPEN TECHNOLOGY INSTITUTE
Human Rights and Technology Organizations Submit Joint Recommendations to the U.S. Government on the Implementation of the 2013 Wassenaar Amendments on Surveillance Technology

OPEN TECHNOLOGY INSTITUTE
Uncontrolled Global Surveillance: Updating Export Controls to the Digital Age

Findings show that export control regulations have become out-dated and have not kept up with new technology.


CYBERSECURITY INITIATIVE and INTERNATIONAL SECURITY
Cyberwar hits Ukraine

Ukrainian security officials are complaining that unknown attackers are interfering with the mobile phone services of members of Ukraine's p