Brenden Kuerbis

Research Scientist II

Member Of:
  • School of Public Policy


Dr. Brenden Kuerbis is a Research Scientist at the Georgia Institute of Technology, School of Public Policy and Instructor in the Online MS in Cybersecurity Program. 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 data enclosure and privacy/compeititon tradeoffs in Internet platforms, economic factors affecting adoption of IPv6, the transnational governance of cyber-attribution, 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 partner in the Internet Governance Project and former Fellow in Internet Security Governance at the Citizen Lab, Munk School of Global Affairs, University of Toronto. He 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
Areas of
  • Cybersecurity
  • Information Technology
  • International Relations
  • Internet Governance


Research Fields:
  • Cybersecurity
  • Information and Communications Technology Policy


  • PUBP-6502: IT/Comm/Telecom Policy
  • PUBP-6725: Info Security Policies
  • PUBP-6727: Cyber Sec Practicum