Kenneth Geers

Nonresident Senior Fellow, Scowcroft Center for Strategy and Security

Brenda Shaffer

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Cyber Policy, Cyber Security, NATO and its Partners, US Cyber Policy, US National Security Policy


Eastern Europe, Europe, Middle East


French, Russian

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Kenneth Geers (PhD, CISSP) is a COMODO senior research scientist based in Toronto, Canada and a non-resident senior fellow at the Atlantic Council's Cyber Statecraft Initiative. In addition, Dr. Geers is a NATO Cooperative Cyber Defence Centre of Excellence (NATO CCD COE) ambassador, an affiliate with the Digital Society Institute-Berlin, and a visiting professor at Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv in Ukraine. Dr. Geers spent twenty years in the US Government, with time in the US Army, at National Security Agency (NSA), Naval Criminal Investigative Service (NCIS), and NATO, and was a senior global threat analyst at FireEye. He is the author “Strategic Cyber Security”, Editor of “Cyber War in Perspective: Russian Aggression against Ukraine”, Editor of “The Virtual Battlefield: Perspectives on Cyber Warfare”, Technical Expert to the “Tallinn Manual on the International Law Applicable to Cyber Warfare”, and author of more than twenty articles and chapters on cyber security.

Follow him on Twitter: @KennethGeers.