Karl Grindal is...

an Atlanta based policy analyst and information security researcher. Karl serves as the Executive Director of the Cyber Conflict Studies Association and is a Fellow with X-Lab. He is studying as a PhD Student at the Georgia Institute of Technology's School of Public Policy.

Karl previously collaborated with Jason Healey as the Associate Editor to the book A Fierce Domain: Conflict in Cyberspace 1986 to 2012Until recently he worked as the Director of Research for Intelligent Cyber Research (ICR), where he developed the Geocyber Risk Index (GCRI), a comparative assessment of the cyber risks that arise from operating in different countries. Before joining ICR, he provided strategic, policy, and research services as a Senior Analyst at Delta Risk LLC.

Karl completed a Master's of Public Policy with a concentration in Technology Policy from Georgetown University. He completed his undergraduate studies with a Bachelor's of Arts in Government and Certificate in International Relations from Wesleyan University.