Elaine Korzak is currently a Visiting Assistant Professor of Cybersecurity at the Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey (MIIS) where she leads the Cyber Initiative. She was previously a National Fellow at the Hoover Institution and a cybersecurity fellow at CISAC.
Her PhD, which she earned from the Department of War Studies at King´s College London in 2014, examined the applicability and adequacy of international law (in particular international law on the use of force and international humanitarian law) in regulating the use of cyber attacks by states. As part of her analysis she conducted research on the cybersecurity discussions at the UN and the positions of the US, the UK, Russia and China in this process. Her research interests span a number of legal and policy aspects of cybersecurity, including norms and international law in cyberspace, cyber capacity-building, and international export control regimes seeking to curb the proliferation of cyber weapons.
Elaine holds both an MA in International Peace and Security from King´s College London and an LL.M in Public International Law from the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE). Her professional experience includes various governmental and non-governmental institutions (both national and international) where she has worked on various disarmament and international security issues. These include NATO´s Cyber Defence Section as well as the European Commission´s Directorate-General on Information Society and Media.