Dr. Myriam Dunn Cavelty is Senior Research Fellow and Head of the New Risk Research Unit at the Center for Security Studies, ETH Zurich, Switzerland and Fellow at the “Foundation new responsibility” (stiftung neue verantwortung), Berlin, Germany. She teaches classes on contemporary security studies, new security risks, American foreign policy, transatlantic relations and crisis management in Zurich and Vienna. She has a degree in International Relations, History, and International Law from the University of Zurich. She has done research in the United States, where she was a Visiting Fellow at the Watson Institute for International Studies (Brown University), Great Britain and Scandinavia.
In addition to her teaching, research and publishing activities, she advises governments, international institutions and companies in the areas of cyber security, cyber warfare, critical infrastructure protection, risk analysis and stra-tegic foresight. As an internationally renowned cyber expert she is a frequent speaker at professional conferences.
She publishes regularly in international journals and has authored and edited several books on information age security issues (for example: Cyber-Security and Threat Politics: US Efforts to Secure the Information Age (Routledge 2008); Securing the Homeland: Critical Infrastructure, Risk, and (In)Security (Routledge 2008); The Resurgence of the State: Trend and Processes in Cyberspace Governance (Ashgate 2007); Power and Security in the Information Age: Investigating the Role of the State in Cyberspace (Ashgate 2007)).