Tim Maurer is a fellow at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace and co-directs the Cyber Policy Initiative. His research focuses on cyberspace and international affairs, namely cybersecurity, human rights online, and Internet governance. He is currently writing a book on cybersecurity and proxy actors.
Maurer is a member of several U.S. track 1.5 cyber dialogues and the Freedom Online Coalition’s cybersecurity working group “An Internet Free and Secure.” He was a member of the Research Advisory Network of the Global Commission on Internet Governance, co-chaired the Advisory Board of the Global Conference on CyberSpace in The Hague, and developed the Global Cyber Definitions Database for the chair of the OSCE to support the implementation of the organization’s cyber confidence-building measures. Maurer has also been invited repeatedly to speak about cybersecurity at the United Nations in New York and Geneva. He is the lead author of “Tipping the Scale: An Analysis of Global Swing States in the Internet Governance Debate” published by the Global Commission on Internet Governance and co-authored the ‘International Relations and Cyber Security’ entry for Oxford Bibliographies. His work has been published by Jane’s Intelligence Review, TIME, Foreign Policy, CNN, Slate, and other academic and media venues.
Prior to joining Carnegie, Maurer was the director of the Global Cybersecurity Norms and Resilience Project at New America and head of research of New America’s Cybersecurity Initiative. He also spent several years focusing on humanitarian assistance and the coordination of the UN system gaining experience with the United Nations in Rwanda, Geneva, and New York.