Tim Maurer is the co-director of the Cyber Policy Initiative and a fellow at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace. Since 2010, his work has been focusing on cybersecurity, human rights in the digital age, and Internet governance, currently with a specific focus on cybersecurity and financial stability.
Maurer is a member of several U.S. track 1.5 cyber dialogues and the research advisory group of the Global Commission on the Stability of Cyberspace. Previously, he was part of the Freedom Online Coalition’s working group “An Internet Free and Secure” and the Research Advisory Network of the Global Commission on Internet Governance. He co-chaired the Advisory Board of the Global Conference on CyberSpace in The Hague and supported the OSCE’s cyber confidence-building efforts. His work has been published by Foreign Policy, CNN, Slate, Lawfare, Jane’s Intelligence Review, TIME, 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 working with refugees and in the humanitarian field, including with the United Nations in Rwanda, Geneva, and New York.
In January 2018, Cambridge University Press published his Cyber Mercenaries: The State, Hackers, and Power, a comprehensive study examining proxy relationships between states and hackers. The book is available here: CarnegieEndowment.org/CyberMercenaries.