Karl Grindal

Ph.D. Candidate

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  • School of Public Policy
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Karl Grindal is a policy analyst and information security researcher based in Atlanta, GA. He is a collaborator with the Internet Governance Project and studying as a Ph.D. Student at the Georgia Institute of Technology's School of Public Policy.

Karl previously served as the Director of Research for Intelligent Cyber Research (ICR), where he developed the Geocyber Risk Index (GCRI), a comparative assessment of the cyber threats of operating a network in different countries in collaboration with the Eurasia Group. Before joining ICR, he provided strategic, policy, and research services as a Senior Analyst at Delta Risk LLC. From 2014-2017, Karl was the Executive Director of the Cyber Conflict Studies Association (CCSA), a non-profit dedicated to advancing a research agenda on cyber conflict. Earlier with CCSA, Karl had collaborated with Jason Healey as the Associate Editor to the book A Fierce Domain: Conflict in Cyberspace 1986 to 2012.

Karl completed a Master's of Public Policy from Georgetown University. He completed his undergraduate studies with a Bachelor's of Arts in Government from Wesleyan University.


Research Fields:
  • Emerging Technology and Security
  • Information Security and Critical Infrastructure Protection
  • Information and Communications Technology Policy
  • Media Studies
  • Science and Technology Studies
  • Science, Technology, and Innovation Policy
  • Communication Policy
  • Diffusion of Technology
  • Emerging Technologies - Innovation
  • Espionage
  • Institution-Building
  • Internet Studies
  • Media
  • National Security
  • Non-Traditional Security Challenges
  • Science and Technology
  • Surveillance
  • Technology Management and Policy