Rafal Rohozinski

RafalRohozinski Rafal Rohozinski was a Consulting Senior Fellow for the Cyber, Space and Future Conflict Programme at IISS (International Institute for Strategic Studies) until February 2019. He is the co-founder and principal of the SecDev Group, a political risk and intelligence agency specialised in real-time and open source intelligence, analysis and consultancy. He was named on the Forbes list as one of the top ten cyber experts to follow. Prior to founding SecDev, he spent 17 years working in an operational capacity in 37 countries including conflict zones in the former Soviet Union, the Middle East and Africa. He is an active scholar. He has held academic appointments and fellowships from the Ford Foundation and Munk School of Global Affairs. He frequently lectures to military and intelligence audiences in the UK, US and Canada, and recently served as adjunct faculty at the US Joint Special Operation University.


  • Forging Special Operations Cyber Capabilities to Counter Terrorism (JSOU)
  • Cyberspace and Open Empowerment in Latin America (Strategic Note, 2013)
  • Strategic utility of cyberspace operations (US Army War College, 2011)
  • Stuxnet and the Future of Cyberwar (Survival, IISS, 2011)
  • The Ghostnet study of Chinese cyber-espionage (2009)