Dr. Brenden Kuerbis


Research Scientist, Georgia Institute of Technology, School of Public Policy
Research papers by Brenden Kuerbis


Dr. Brenden Kuerbis is a Research Scientist at the Georgia Institute of Technology, School of Public Policy. His research focuses generally on the governance of Internet identifiers (e.g., domain names, IP addresses) and the intersection of cybersecurity and economic concerns with forms of Internet governance. Recent publications include work investigating the impact of data enclosure initiatives on market competition in DNS and mobile platforms, exploration of economic factors affecting IPv6 adoption, examination of the governance of cyber-attribution, an overview of the cybersecurity institutional landscape, and research looking at governance and incentives of network operators in performing route filtering as part of a NSF Secure and Trustworthy Computing (SaTC) project. Kuerbis’ research has been featured in Circle ID, Forbes, Washington Internet Daily and academic publications including: International Studies Review; Digital Policy, Regulation and Governance; Cyber Defense Review; Telecommunications Policy; and in the book, Opening Standards: The Global Politics of Interoperability, by MIT Press. Dr. Kuerbis is a former Fellow in Internet Security Governance at the Citizen Lab, Munk School of Global Affairs, University of Toronto and has also been a long time observer of the Regional Internet Registries and ICANN, participating in its governance processes as a volunteer in its Nominating Committee (Nomcom), Nomcom Review Working Party, and the CWG-IANA Working Group. He received his Ph.D. from the Syracuse University iSchool.

Kuerbis, B. & Mueller, M. (2021). Making Data Private - and Excludable: A New Approach to Understanding the Role of Encryption in the Digital Political Economy. Presented online at 2021 Privacy Law Scholars Conference. https://privacyscholars.org/plsc-2021/

Kuerbis, B. (2020). Exploring the Privacy Trade-Offs and Industry Impacts of DNS Over HTTPS. Available at SSRN 3749741.

Kuerbis, B., & Mueller, M. (2020). The hidden standards war: economic factors affecting IPv6 deployment. Digital Policy, Regulation and Governance. https://www.emerald.com/insight/content/doi/10.1108/DPRG-10-2019-0085/full/html

Mueller, M., Grindal, K., Kuerbis, B., & Badiei, F. (2019). Cyber Attribution: Can a New Institution Achieve Transnational Credibility? The Cyber Defense Review, 4(1), 107–121. https://cyberdefensereview.army.mil/Portals/6/9_MUELLER_CDR_V4N1.pdf?ver=2019-04-30-105159-563

Kuerbis, B. & Mueller, M. (2019) The Hidden Standards War: Economic Factors Affecting IPv6 Deployment.
Internet Governance Project (IGP), Georgia Institute of Technology. https://www.internetgovernance.org/wp-content/uploads/IPv6-Migration-Study-final-report.pdf

Paillisse, J., Ferriol, M., Garcia, E., Latif, H., Piris, C., Lopez, A., Kuerbis, B. … Cabellos, A. (2018). IPchain: Securing IP Prefix Allocation and Delegation with Blockchain. http://arxiv.org/abs/1805.04439

Kuerbis, B., & Mueller, M. (2017). Internet routing registries (IRRs), data governance and security. Journal of Cyber Policy, 2(1), 64–81. http://doi.org/10.1080/23738871.2017.1295092

Kuerbis, B., & Badiei, F. (2017). Mapping the cybersecurity institutional landscape. Digital Policy, Regulation and Governance, 19(6), 466–492. http://doi.org/10.1108/DPRG-05-2017-0024

Mueller, M., & Kuerbis, B. (2014). Roadmap for globalizing IANA: Four principles and a proposal for reform. Internet Governance Project.

M. Mueller, A. Schmidt, & B. Kuerbis (2013) Internet Security and Networked Governance in International Relations, 86-104. In International Studies Review 15 (1).

Milton Mueller, Brenden Kuerbis, Hadi Asghari (2012) Dimensioning the Elephant: An Empirical Analysis of the IPv4 Number Market. In 2012 TPRC: 40th Research Conference on Communication, Information and Internet Policy.

Brenden Kuerbis, Milton Mueller (2011) Negotiating a New Governance Hierarchy: An Analysis of the Conflicting Incentives to Secure Internet Routing, 125-142. In Communications & Strategies 81 (1).

Brenden Kuerbis, Milton Mueller (2011) Securing the Root, 45-62. In Opening Standards: The Global Politics of Interoperability.

Internet Governance Project (2009) Comments of the Internet Governance Project on Enhancing the Security and Stability of the Internet's Domain Name and Addressing System (Docket Number: 0810021307-81308-01).