Dr. Karl Grindal is a policy analyst and information security researcher based in New Hampshire, where he holds an Assistant Professorship in Security Studies at the University of New Hampshire (UNH). Before joining UNH, Dr. Grindal held a Postdoctoral Fellowship with the Georgia Institute of Technology's School of Cybersecurity and Privacy and served as a collaborator with the Internet Governance Project.
Before pursuing his Ph.D., he worked as the Director of Research for Intelligent Cyber Research, LLC, 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, Dr. Grindal served as 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, he collaborated with Jason Healey as the Associate Editor to the book A Fierce Domain: Conflict in Cyberspace 1986 to 2012.
Ph.D., Public Policy Analysis, Georgia Institute of Technology
B.A., Government, Wesleyan University
MPP, Science & Technology Policy, Georgetown University
CPRM 710/810: Fdn of Cybersecurity Policy
CPRM 720/820: Policy Devt & Comms
Grindal, K. (2022). Artist Collectives as the Origins of DDoS the Strano Network and Electronic Disturbance Theater. IEEE ANNALS OF THE HISTORY OF COMPUTING, 44(3), 30-42. doi:10.1109/MAHC.2022.3192029
Mueller, M., & Grindal, K. (2022). Information as Power: Evolving US Military Information Operations. Cyber Defense Review, 7(2), 79-98. Retrieved from https://www.jstor.org/stable/48669288
Grindal, K. (2019). Trade regimes as a tool for cyber policy. DIGITAL POLICY REGULATION AND GOVERNANCE, 21(1), 19-31. doi:10.1108/DPRG-08-2018-0042
Mueller, M., & Grindal, K. (2019). Data flows and the digital economy: information as a mobile factor of production. DIGITAL POLICY REGULATION AND GOVERNANCE, 21(1), 71-87. doi:10.1108/DPRG-08-2018-0044
Mueller, M., Grindal, K., Kuerbis, B., & Badiei, F. (2019). Cyber Attribution: Can a New Institution Achieve Transnational Credibility?. The Cyber Defense Review, 4(1), 107-122. Retrieved from https://www.jstor.org/stable/26623070