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Charles Harry

Associate Research Professor; Senior Research Associate, CISSM

School of Public Policy



Information Systems

National Security

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Charles Harry is a senior leader, practitioner and researcher with more than 20 years of experience in intelligence and cyber operations. Harry is an associate research professor in the School of Public Policy, the director of operations at the Maryland Global Initiative in Cybersecurity (MaGIC), and a senior research associate at CISSM. He is part of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s Cyber Advisory Panel and is an active consultant to a wide range of organizations.

Prior to his work with the university, Harry grew and led a $35 million cybersecurity consulting organization combining analysts and developers to deliver innovative solutions to the private and public sector. His public service includes a 14-year career with the National Security Agency. He has supported senior policymakers at the White House and has regularly appeared before congressional committees to provide testimony.

Harry holds degrees in economics and history from the University of Colorado, and was awarded a Ph.D. in policy studies from the University of Maryland.

He received the Director of National Intelligence Extraordinary Achievement Medal and the Signal Intelligence Career Achievement Medal. His current research focuses on the development of an analytic framework for assessing cybersecurity risk and impact of cyber events.

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