Alexander Rudolph is a Ph.D. Candidate in the Department of Political Science at Carleton University and expert on Canadian cyber policy. Alex's research explores grand strategy, conflict, and competition in cyberspace. As part of his research in comparative cyber defence policy, Alex incorporates sociology, information security, and open-source intelligence methods to research the strategic thought and doctrine of cyber conflict and how it informs the creation of cyber force structures in military and intelligence organizations. Alex completed his MA in Political Science at Carleton University, where he wrote his thesis on Canada's emerging offensive cyber operations posture following Strong, Secure, Engaged.
Outside of his academic work, Alex is an American-Canadian ex-pat and regularly contributes to Canadian and international discussions on cyber conflict. Alex has more than 10 years of experience working for non-profits in the public education and advocacy sectors as a project manager and analyst. Recently, Alex has worked as a researcher and market analyst in defence consulting specializing in business capture. Presently, Alex is Vice-President of Emerging Leaders in Canadian Security, a non-profit dedicated to supporting young and new professionals in Canadian security and defence, and works in Ottawa as a researcher and analyst.