Alan Bryden is Assistant Director and Head of the Public Private Partnerships Division at the Geneva Centre for the Democratic Control of Armed Forces (DCAF). Focus areas include the regulation of private military and security companies, cyber security governance and multi-stakeholder engagement on business, human rights and security issues, in particular with the global extractives sector. Prior to joining DCAF, Alan was a civil servant with the UK Ministry of Defence, holding various policy and project management posts including focal point for international humanitarian law. Alan was also seconded to the UK Department for International Development, working as a project manager in the field of humanitarian demining. He holds a PhD from the Department of Peace Studies, University of Bradford and is widely published in the field of security sector governance.