Thomas Lind is a Staff Research Associate for cybersecurity at the Saltzman Institute for War and Peace Studies. He supports Senior Research Scholar Jason Healey on research and programming relating to cyber conflict and security. He also works with Dean Merit E Janow by coordinating the Global Digital Futures Initiative at SIPA. Prior to joining Columbia, he spent over 12 years based in Europe as a consultant to multinational energy companies and governments, with a focus on Africa and the Middle East. He holds a first-class BA (Hons) from Oxford University, an MA from Sciences Po in International Development and an MA from Columbia SIPA in International Security Policy. His current research focuses on security threats to critical infrastructure.