Research Scientist II
- School of Public Policy
Dr. Brenden Kuerbis is a Research Scientist at the Georgia Institute of Technology, School of Public Policy. His research focuses generally on the political economy of technical identifiers (e.g., domain names, IP addresses) and the intersection of cybersecurity concerns with forms of Internet governance. Recent publications include an exploration of economic factors affecting IPv6 adoption, work examining the transnational governance of cyber-attribution, an overview of the cybersecurity institutional landscape, as well as research looking at governance and incentives of network operators in performing route filtering as part of an NSF Secure and Trustworthy Computing (SaTC) project. Kuerbis’ research has been featured in Circle ID, Forbes, Washington Internet Daily, and academic publications including International Studies Review and Telecommunications Policy, and in the book, Opening Standards: The Global Politics of Interoperability, by MIT Press. Dr. Kuerbis is a former Fellow in Internet Security Governance at the Citizen Lab, Munk School of Global Affairs, University of Toronto, and has also been a long time observer of the Regional Internet Registries and ICANN, participating in its governance processes as a volunteer in its Nominating Committee (Nomcom), CWG-IANA Working Group, and the Nomcom Review Working Party. He received his Ph.D. from Syracuse University's iSchool.
- PhD, School of Information Studies, Syracuse University
- MSIT/MBA, Daniels College of Business, University of Denver
- BA, International Affairs, University of Colorado
- PUBP-6725: Info Security Policies
- Cyber Attribution: Can a New Institution Achieve Transnational Credibility?
In: Cyber Defense Review
Date: April 2019
This paper argues that authoritative attribution of cyberattacks to nation-state actors requires more than purely technical solutions. New, credible institutions are needed to develop procedural checks and balances that will make attribution more than one nation pointing its finger at an adversary.