Speaker BIO

Keir Giles is a Senior Consulting Fellow with the Russia and Eurasia Programme at Chatham House in London, and also serves as Research Director for the Conflict Studies Research Centre, formerly part of the UK Ministry of Defence. Keir has been involved with exploitation of the internet for three decades, and combines a technical background with in-depth study of authoritarian regimes' approaches to information security to develop analysis and prediction of development of information warfare, including the subdomain of cyber conflict. He is the author of a number of studies on Russian theory, doctrine, and structures for engaging in information and cyber confrontation.