Kuerbis - Brenden

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Brenden Kuerbis is a Postdoctoral Fellow in Internet Security Governance at Citizen Lab at the Munk School of Global Affairs, University of Toronto and a contributor to the Internet Governance Project at Syracuse University.  His research focuses generally on the governance of Internet identifiers, with previous work examining the efforts of United States government agencies to secure the Domain Name and routing systems (i.e., DNSSEC, RPKI).  He is currently researching efforts to shape digital identity to secure cyberspace, as well as Internet address scarcity and the transition to IPv6.

In addition to his research activities, Kuerbis is a member and past Communications Committee Chair of the Global Internet Governance Academic Network (GigaNet) and is a member of the Noncommercial Users Constituency (NCUC) at ICANN, serving as an Executive Committee member for the North America region.

His work has been presented at numerous academic conferences, and appeared in Communications & Strategies, Circle ID, Telecommunications Policy, The Information Society, the International Journal of Communication, and in the book, Opening Standards: The Global Politics of Interoperability, by MIT Press. Kuerbis earned his Ph.D. at the Syracuse University’s School of Information Studies, M.B.A. from the University of Denver, and B.A. in International Affairs from the University of Colorado.