Ben Buchanan

Next Generation National Security Fellow, 2018

Postdoctoral Fellow, Harvard University

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Ben Buchanan is a Postdoctoral Fellow at Harvard University's Cybersecurity Project at the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, where he conducts research on the intersection of cybersecurity and statecraft. His first book, The Cybersecurity Dilemma, was published by Oxford University Press in 2017. Previously, he has written journal articles and peer-reviewed papers on artificial intelligence, attributing cyber attacks, deterrence in cyber operations, cryptography, election cybersecurity, and the spread of malicious code between nations and non-state actors. Ben is also a regular contributor to War on the Rocks and Lawfare, and has published op-eds in the Washington Post and other outlets. He testified before the United States Senate Judiciary Committee regarding Russian hacking operations, and regularly briefs members of Congress and their staffs. He received his PhD in War Studies from King's College London, where he was a Marshall Scholar, and earned masters and undergraduate degrees from Georgetown University.