CTX Journal Vol. 2, No. 4

About the Contributors


Dorothy E. Denning, guest editor of this special issue of CTX, is Distinguished Professor of Defense Analysis at the Naval Postgraduate School (NPS). Her teaching, research, and publications have been mainly in the area of cyber security and cyber conflict. She is the author of Cryptography and Data Security (Addison-Wesley, 1982), and Information Warfare and Security (Addison-Wesley, 1998). She earned her doctorate from Purdue University, which later named her a Distinguished Science Alumna.

Dr. Denning has received numerous awards, including the Augusta Ada Lovelace Award, the National Computer Systems Security Award, and the Harold F. Tipton Award. She is a Distinguished Fellow of ISSA and a Fellow of ACM and (ISC)2, and was a featured security innovator in Time magazine.

Dr. Denning is one of 11 honorees selected to the inaugural class of the National Cyber Security Hall of Fame (October 2012). She and her colleagues were nominated and selected based on criteria that, among other things, distinguish them as leaders and innovators within the cyber security community.

Dr. Maura Conway is senior lecturer in International Security in the School of Law and Government at Dublin City University, Dublin, Ireland. Dr. Conway's articles have appeared in, among other publications, Current History, First Monday, Media, War & Conflict, and Parliamentary Affairs.

LTC Jamie Efaw serves as the Fort Story ASA Commander and Deputy Commander for Joint Expeditionary Base Little Creek-Fort Story in Virginia Beach. With a M.A. degree in Social Psychology, he taught in the Behavioral Science and Leadership Department at West Point, and branch transferred to Psychological Operations.

Sean Everton is an assistant professor in the Defense Analysis (DA) Department and the co-Director of the NPS CORE Lab. His recent monograph for Cambridge University Press is on using social network analysis to craft strategies for the disruption of dark (i.e., criminal and terrorist) networks.

Dr. Peter K. Forster is a senior lecturer, member of the graduate faculty, and the executive director of Online Education in the College of Information Sciences and Technology at Penn State University. He is the co-author, with Stephen J. Cimbala, of Multinational Military Intervention (Ashgate, 2010).

SFC Chris Heidger was the Senior Enlisted Military Information Support Advisor at USEUCOM in Stuttgart, Germany, where he and LTC Efaw managed the SETimes. A nine-year PSYOPS veteran, Chris has spent five years overseas with tours in Iraq, Afghanistan, Africa, and, most recently, Europe.

Dr. Dana Janbek is assistant professor of Public Relations at Lasell College in Newton, Massachusetts, where she teaches graduate and undergraduate communication courses. She is co-author, with Philip Seib, of Global Terrorism and New Media: The Post Al-Qaeda Generation (Routledge).

Dr. Paola Prado, assistant professor, Journalism and Digital Media at Roger Williams University, specializes in digital inclusion, digital media convergence, and multimedia production. She writes on topics related to digital inclusion, media diversity, and the effect of the internet on gender roles in Latin America.

Maria A. Ressa is the CEO and executive editor of the social news network Rappler. Ms. Ressa has been a journalist for more than 25 years, most of them as CNN's bureau chief in Manila and Jakarta. Her upcoming book is 10 Days, 10 Years: From Bin Laden to Facebook (Powerbooks, October 2012).

Rob Schroeder is a research associate in the DA CORE Lab at NPS. He is researching the use of open source information to map the Syrian opposition, and the influences of external support to insurgencies.

Russell Shepherd earned his M.A. degree in International Policy Studies from the Monterey Institute of International Studies (2012), where he focused on economic and public policy analysis. While at the NPS CORE Lab, Russ developed methods to analyze unconventional data, including generating social networks from Twitter.

Dr. Bradley J. Strawser is an assistant professor in the DA Department at NPS, and a Research Associate at Oxford University's Institute for Ethics, Law, and Armed Conflict. His newest book is Killing By Remote Control: The Ethics of an Unmanned Military (forthcoming from Oxford University Press).

Joey Wang is an analyst with the U.S. Department of Defense. An alumnus of the National and International Security program for senior executives at Harvard's John F. Kennedy School of Government, his essays on international security and insurgency have received international recognition.

A. Aaron Weisburd is a node in a global ad hoc network of counterterrorism and intelligence professionals. He is the founder of the watchdog group Internet Haganah, and is recipient of an FBI Director's Commendation for his work on counterterrorism.

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