Tim Maurer

Non-Resident Fellow


Tim Maurer is a non-resident fellow with the Global Public Policy Institute (GPPi) and an associate at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace. His work focuses on cyberspace and international affairs, with a concentration on global cybersecurity norms, human rights online, internet governance, and their interlinkages. He is currently writing a book on cybersecurity and proxy actors.

Tim serves as a member of the Research Advisory Network of the Global Commission on Internet Governance and of the Freedom Online Coalition’s cybersecurity working group “An Internet Free and Secure.” He co-chaired the Civil Society Advisory Board of the Global Conference on CyberSpace. In 2014, he developed the Global Cyber Definitions Database for the chair of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) to support the implementation of the OSCE’s cyber confidence-building measures. In 2013 and 2014, Tim spoke about cybersecurity at the United Nations in New York and Geneva and co-authored “Tipping the Scale: An Analysis of Global Swing States in the Internet Governance Debate,” published by the Global Commission on Internet Governance. His work has also been published by Jane’s Intelligence Review, TIME, Foreign Policy, CNN, Slate. and other academic and media venues.

Prior to joining Carnegie, Tim 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 gained experience with the United Nations in Rwanda, Geneva, and New York, focusing on humanitarian assistance and the coordination of the UN system.

Languages: English, German, French

Recent Publications

Book 23 January 2018

Cyber Mercenaries: The State, Hackers, and Power

by Tim Maurer
Cambridge University Press

Policy Paper 19 November 2015

National CSIRTs and Their Role in Computer Security Incident Response

by Robert Morgus, Isabel Skierka, Mirko Hohmann, Tim Maurer
GPPi & New America

Commentary 20 July 2015

The Challenges Facing Computer Security Incident Response Teams

by Tim Maurer, Isabel Skierka
Council on Foreign Relations

Policy Paper 29 April 2015

CSIRT Basics for Policy-Makers

by Isabel Skierka, Robert Morgus, Mirko Hohmann, Tim Maurer
GPPi & New America

Commentary 18 February 2015

A Red Cross for Cyberspace

by Tim Maurer

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