Tim Maurer

Co-Director and Fellow
Cyber Policy Initiative
Maurer co-directs the Cyber Policy Initiative at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace. His research focuses on cyberspace and international affairs, namely cybersecurity, human rights online, and Internet governance.

MPP, Harvard University
BA, Political Science, Free University Berlin


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Tim Maurer is the co-director of the Cyber Policy Initiative and a fellow at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace. His work focuses on cyberspace and international affairs, namely cybersecurity, human rights online, 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 by developing the Global Cyber Definitions Database for the chair of the OSCE. His work has been published by Lawfare, Jane’s Intelligence Review, TIME, Foreign Policy, CNN, Slate, and other academic and media venues. This includes “Tipping the Scale: An Analysis of Global Swing States in the Internet Governance Debate” and the ‘International Relations and Cyber Security’ entry for Oxford Bibliographies.

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.

Cambridge University Press will publish his forthcoming Cyber Mercenaries—The State, Hackers, and Power in January 2018.

The Carnegie

Cyberattacks can be as debilitating and dangerous as conventional warfare — particularly in the financial sector. Tom Carver discussed the threat with Michael Chertoff, former U.S. Secretary of homeland security, and Tim Maurer, co-director of Carnegie’s Cyber Policy Initiative.

The Carnegie Podcast is a regular series hosted by Tom Carver featuring commentary and analysis from Carnegie experts on critical global issues.

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