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  • Dr. Karl Grindal is a policy analyst and information security researcher based in New Hampshire, where he holds an Assistant Professorship in Security Studies at the University of New Hampshire (UNH). Before joining UNH, Dr. Grindal held a Postdoctoral Fellowship with the Georgia Institute of Technology's School of Cybersecurity and Privacy and served as a collaborator with the Internet Governance Project.

    Before pursuing his Ph.D., he worked as the Director of Research for Intelligent Cyber Research, LLC, where he developed the Geocyber Risk Index (GCRI), a comparative assessment of the cyber threats of operating a network in different countries in collaboration with the Eurasia Group. Before joining ICR, he provided strategic, policy, and research services as a Senior Analyst at Delta Risk, LLC.

    From 2014-2017, Dr. Grindal served as the Executive Director of the Cyber Conflict Studies Association (CCSA), a non-profit dedicated to advancing a research agenda on cyber conflict. Earlier with CCSA, he collaborated with Jason Healey as the Associate Editor to the book A Fierce Domain: Conflict in Cyberspace 1986 to 2012.
  • Selected Publications

    Academic Article

    Year Title
    2022 Artist Collectives as the Origins of DDoS the Strano Network and Electronic Disturbance TheaterIEEE Annals of the History of Computing.  44:30-42. 2022
    2022 Information as Power: Evolving US Military Information OperationsCyber Defense Review.  7:79-98. 2022
    2019 Data flows and the digital economy: information as a mobile factor of productionDigital Policy, Regulation and Governance.  21:71-87. 2019
    2019 Trade regimes as a tool for cyber policyDigital Policy, Regulation and Governance.  21:19-31. 2019
    2019 Cyber Attribution: Can a New Institution Achieve Transnational Credibility?The Cyber Defense Review.  4:107-122. 2019
    Is It “Trade?” Data Flows and the Digital EconomySSRN Electronic Journal

    Teaching Activities

  • Cybersecurity Risk Management Taught course
  • Cybersecurity Standards & Laws Taught course
  • Cybersecurity Standards & Laws Taught course
  • Policy Devt & Comms Taught course
  • Policy Devt & Comms Taught course
  • Cybersecurity Risk Management Taught course 2023
  • Policy Devt & Comms Taught course 2023
  • Fdn of Cybersecurity Policy Taught course 2022
  • Policy Devt & Comms Taught course 2022
  • Education And Training

  • B.A. Government, Wesleyan University
  • MPP Science & Technology Policy, Georgetown University
  • Ph.D. Public Policy Analysis, Georgia Institute of Technology
  • Full Name

  • Karl Grindal