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Alexander Klimburg

Senior Adviser, Österreichische Institut für Internationale Politik

Alexander Klimburg

Senior Adviser, Österreichische Institut für Internationale Politik

Biography

Alexander Klimburg is a Fellow and Senior Adviser at the Austrian Institute for International Affairs. Since joining the Institute in October 2006, Mr. Klimburg has acted as an advisor to a number of governments and international organizations on issues within cybersecurity, Critical Infrastructure Protection (CIP), and the EU Common and Foreign Security Policy (CFSP).  He has partaken in international and intergovernmental discussions in Europe and North America, and has been a member of various national and EU-level policy and working groups. He is the principle author of a 2011 European Parliament study entitled Cyberpower and Cybersecurity and regularly advises on cybersecurity legislation. His work within cybersecurity, has primarily been in the area of Information Security, Critical (Information) Infrastructure Protection, and researching the synthesis of different types of cybersecurity issues in exercising “cyberpower”.  Mr Klimburg is particularly interested in the roles that non-state actors have within cybersecurity. Mr Klimburg is the author of a number of advisory papers and is regularly consulted by national and international media. Previous to joining the institute, Mr Klimburg worked on ICT strategy issues in corporate finance and IT/strategy consulting in Europe and Asia. He holds degrees from the School of Oriental and African Studies and the London School of Economics and Political Science.

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