Technology, Security and Intelligence

RUSI’s research spans areas such as the intersection between technology and geopolitics, ethical and legal applications of AI, technology procurement, FinTech and cyber.




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The need for key policy decisions across the nexus of technology and security will intensify over the coming decade. RUSI is exploring how technology can assist governments, intelligence agencies and policing in solving problems speedily, while factoring in the legal and ethical challenges relating to new capabilities. Societies must decide on how to use emerging technologies such as quantum computing and synthetic biology, and RUSI’s research provides strategic insight to disentangle the key geopolitical, economic and technical considerations. Working across areas such as technology procurement, surveillance, cyber security, climate change and FinTech, RUSI analyses the benefits of technology, while raising awareness of the inherent risks.

The Technology, Surveillance and Intelligence Policy (TSIP) research stream sits at the intersection between emerging technologies, national security and UK intelligence policy. Through numerous research projects and events conducted in recent years on the role of artificial intelligence in UK national security, data ethics frameworks in policing, and data-driven responses to COVID-19, RUSI has come to be a trusted partner and voice of authority on these issues for the intelligence, law-enforcement and policymaking communities.

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James Byrne

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Joe Byrne

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Jack Crawford

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Nick Reynolds

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James Sullivan

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Lieutenant Colonel (Ret'd) Oz Alashe MBE

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Dr Casey Babb

Associate Fellow; Senior Analyst, Public Safety Canada

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George Balston

Associate Fellow; Deputy Programme Director, Defence and Security, The Alan Turing Institute

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General Sir Richard Barrons KCB CBE

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Dr Lindsey Bell

Associate Fellow; Lecturer in Law, University of Bristol

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Dr Katie Benson

Associate Fellow | SHOC Network Member - Researcher

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Dr Stephan Blancke

Associate Fellow - Expert in foreign espionage activities and intelligence services

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Dr Federico Borgonovo

Associate Fellow - Expert in Islamic terrorism and right-wing extremism

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Al Brown

Associate Fellow - Expert in neurosymbolic artificial intelligence

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Professor Gary Brown

Senior Associate Fellow; Professor of Cyber Law at the College of Information and Cyberspace, National Defense University

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Professor Madeline Carr

Senior Associate Fellow; Professor of Global Politics and Cybersecurity, UCL

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Isabella Chase

Associate Fellow; Former CFCS Senior Research Fellow, RUSI

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Victor Chavez CBE

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Oleksandr V Danylyuk

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Associate Fellow; Global Head, ISTARI

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Thomas Ewing

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Robert Hannigan CMG

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Air Vice-Marshal (Ret’d) Mike Hart CBE

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Gareth Heywood

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Matt Ince

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Kayla Izenman

Associate Fellow; Former CFCS Research Fellow, RUSI

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Professor David Kirkpatrick

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Dr Nina Kollars

Senior Associate Fellow; Associate Professor in the Cyber and Innovation Policy Institute (CIPI)

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Olivier Kraft

Associate Fellow; Technical Assistance Adviser with the International Monetary Fund

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Lucas Kuo

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Ewan Lawson

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Dr Peter Layton

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Professor Ciaran Martin CB

Distinguished Fellow; Former Chief Executive Officer, National Cyber Security Centre

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Nick J. Maxwell

Associate Fellow; Director, NJM Research Ltd

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Clovis Meath Baker CMG OBE

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Dr Simon Staffell

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Dr Jason R. C. Nurse

Associate Fellow; Associate Professor in Cyber Security, University of Kent

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Sir David Omand GCB

Distinguished Fellow; Visiting Professor in the War Studies Department, KCL

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Dr Marion Oswald MBE

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Dr Marc Parker

Associate Fellow; Counter-terrorist financing expert

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Dr Brad Pietras

Associate Fellow; Senior Commercial Advisor to DARPA

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Conrad Prince CB

Distinguished Fellow and Senior Cyber Adviser

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Mark Proctor OBE

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Elizabeth Quintana

Associate Fellow - Specialist in Futures and Technology

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Matthew Redhead

Senior Associate Fellow; Financial crime consultant and researcher

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The Rt. Hon. Sir Malcolm Rifkind KCMG KC

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Professor Peter Roberts

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Major General (Ret) Bill Robins CB OBE

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Dr Daniel Salisbury

RUSI Associate Fellow - Expert in nuclear security and open source intelligence

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Sir John Scarlett KCMG OBE

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Dr Jason Shepherd

Senior Associate Fellow; Director, Analysis and Innovation, Thomson Reuters Special Services International

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Dr Max Smeets

Associate Fellow; Senior Researcher, Center for Security Studies (CSS), ETH Zurich, and Director of the European Cyber Conflict Research Initiative

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Dr Noémi També

Associate Fellow; Independent Financial Crime Consultant and Researcher

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Professor Alison Wakefield

Senior Associate Fellow; Professor of Criminology and Security Studies, University of West London

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