Dr Sameer Patil

Deputy Director, ORF Mumbai


Global Partnership for Responsible Cyber Behaviour Advisory Board Member

Dr Sameer Patil is a Senior Fellow at the Centre for Security, Strategy and Technology at the Observer Research Foundation (ORF) and Deputy Director, ORF Mumbai. His work focuses on the intersection of technology and national security, including cybersecurity. Dr Patil also serves as India Commissioner for the Global Tech Security Commission, set up by the Krach Institute for Tech Diplomacy at Purdue and the Atlantic Council. He has previously worked at the National Security Council Secretariat, Government of India and Gateway House: Indian Council on Global Relations. He is the author of Securing India in the Cyber Era (Routledge, 2022) and has co-edited Moving Forward EU-India Relations: The Significance of the Security Dialogues (Edizioni Nuova Cultura, 2017).

Dr Patil has a decade-long experience in the cyber policy field. His research has spanned diverse issues such as critical infrastructure protection, cyber espionage, securing digital payment systems and ransomware as a threat to the digital economy. His recent research has focused on cyber hygiene and digital civics as key enablers for developing cyber resilience. He has also worked with a Member of Indian Parliament for designing the private members’ bill on digital civics.