Allan Friedman is a visiting scholar at the Cyber Security Policy Research Institute in the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences at George Washington University, where he works on cybersecurity policy. Wearing the hats of both a technologist and a policy scholar, his work spans computer science, public policy, and the social sciences, and has addressed a wide range of policy issues, from privacy to telecommunications. Allan has over a decade of experience in cybersecurity research, with a particular focus on economic, market, and trade issues.
Prior to his time at CSPRI, Friedman was a fellow at the Brookings Institution and the research director for the Center for Technology Innovation. Before moving to Washington, he was a postdoctoral fellow at the Harvard University Computer Science Department, where he worked on cyber security policy, privacy-enhancing technologies, and the economics of information security. Friedman was also a fellow at the Kennedy School's Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, where he worked on the Minerva Project for Cyber International Relations. He has also received fellowships from the Berkman Center for Internet and Society and the Harvard Program on Networked Governance. He has a degree in computer science from Swarthmore College and a PhD in public policy from Harvard University.
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