Senior Fellow

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Dr. Alexander Klimburg is Senior Fellow at HCSS.

Previously, he was the Director of the Cyber Policy and Resilience Program at The Hague Centre for Strategic Studies and the Director of the Global Commission on the Stability of Cyberspace Initiative and Secretariat. He is also a Senior Associate at the Center for Strategic and International Studies and an Associate Fellow at the Austrian Institute of European and Security Policy.

Dr. Klimburg has researched and advised on numerous policy topics within the wider field of international cybersecurity since 2007. He has given testimony and acted as an adviser to a number of governments and international organizations on national cybersecurity strategies, international norms of behavior in cyberspace and cyber-conflict (including war, cyber-crime, and cyber-espionage), critical infrastructure protection, and Internet governance. He has participated in international and intergovernmental discussions inter alia within the UN, EU, OSCE, and G20. He has been a member of various national, international, NATO, and EU policy and working groups as well as advisory boards, has given dozens of invited talks and regularly participates and organizes track 1.5 diplomatic initiatives as well as information security research groups. He is author and editor of numerous books, research papers, and commentaries and has often been featured in the international media, including BBC, Washington Post, Wall Street Journal, and others. His most recent book The Darkening Web: The War for Cyberspace was published by Penguin Press and called “a prescient and important book” in the New York Review of Books.

Previously he held appointments as a Fellow and Associate of Harvard University Kennedy School Belfer Center and an Affiliate of the Berkman Klein Center, as well as a nonresident Senior Fellow with the Atlantic Council.  He is a graduate of the School of Oriental and African Studies and the London School of Economics (both University of London) as well as the University of Vienna.