Internet security scholar joins IGP Scientific Committee

The Internet Governance Project welcomes Dr. Michel J.G. van Eeten as a new member of its Scientific Committee. Dr. van Eeten joins the IGP from Delft University of Technology, the Netherlands, where he is an Associate Professor on the Faculty of Technology, Policy and Management. In addition to his responsibilities at TU-Delft, van Eeten also teaches in several executive education programs at the Netherlands School of Public Administration in the Hague.

His research focuses on the reliability and security of critical infrastructures, most recently on the issue of Internet security. Recent work as a policy analyst includes advice for a variety of infrastructure operators and service providers in telecommunications, rail transportation, electricity provision, water supply and financial services. Currently, he is a consultant for the Dutch Ministry of Economic Affairs and the OECD Working Party on Information Security and Privacy. Dr. van Eeten was the lead author on a 2008 OECD study (currently being declassified), the Economics of Malware: Security Decisions, Incentives and Externalities. van Eeten remarked, “Over the last couple of years, I've enjoyed reading the IGP's work and I look forward to joining the debate.” Commenting on the new addition, Dr. Milton Mueller said, “In addition to strengthening IGP's global approach to scientific analysis of Internet policy issues, Dr. van Eeten brings expertise in the economic and organizational aspects of Internet security, adding a valuable perspective to the IGP's work. The IGP is privileged to benefit from his participation.”

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