A Ph.D. student in the Department of Political Science at Carleton University, Alexander Rudolph joined CFN Consultants in July 2021 as our Research Associate.
Alex's Ph.D. research explores grand strategy, conflict, and competition in cyberspace. As part of his research, he incorporates methodologies from the fields of sociology and information security to inform research into the strategic thought of cyberspace, the force development and force structure of offensive cyber capabilities, comparative cyber defence policy, and Canadian cyber defence policy.
In addition to his Ph.D. studies, Alex regularly contributes to Canadian and international discussions on cyber conflict. Recent contributions include “Canada needs to address risks of aging IT to fend off threats that come with digital government” for CBC News and “Canada’s Active Cyber Defence is Anything But Active” for the Canadian Global Affairs Institute. As a project manager and analyst in various roles, Alex has a breadth of experience addressing topics including state security cooperation in cyberspace, intelligence sharing in NATO, international trade, small arms and light weapons, dis/misinformation, and more.
Alex has more than 10 years of experience working for non-profits in the public education and advocacy sectors, and currently serves as Vice-President of Emerging Leaders in Canadian Security, a non-profit dedicated to supporting and advocating for the needs of young and new professionals in the Canadian security and defence community.