Alexander Klimburg is the head of center for cybersecurity at the World Economic Forum. Previously, he served as director of the Cyber Policy and Resilience Program at the Hague Centre for Strategic Studies and director of the Global Commission on the Stability of Cyberspace and held appointments as a fellow and associate of Harvard Kennedy School’s Belfer Center and Berkman Klein Center; he was also a non-resident senior fellow with the Atlantic Council. Dr. Klimburg has researched and advised on numerous policy topics within the wider field of international cybersecurity since 2007. He has given testimony and advised a number of governments and international organizations on national cybersecurity strategies; international norms of behavior in cyberspace and cyber conflict, including war, cybercrime, and cyber espionage; critical infrastructure protection; and internet governance. He has participated in international and intergovernmental discussions, inter alia, within the United Nations, European Union, Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe, and G20. He has been a member of various national, international, NATO, and EU policy and working groups as well as advisory boards, has given dozens of invited talks, and regularly participates in and organizes track 1.5 diplomatic initiatives as well as information security research groups. He is author and editor of numerous books, research papers, and commentaries and has often been featured in the international media, including the BBC, Washington Post, and Wall Street Journal. His book, The Darkening Web: The War for Cyberspace, was published by Penguin Press in 2017 and called "a prescient and important book" in the New York Review of Books.