Damien Van Puyvelde (Ph. D., MSc. Econ., Aberystwyth University; M1, Sciences-Po Strasbourg) is Assistant Professor of Security Studies and Associate Director for Research at the National Security Studies Institute – An Intelligence Community Center for Academic Excellence – at The University of Texas at El Paso. At UTEP he is an Interdisciplinary Fellow to the Offices of the Provost and Research and Sponsored Projects, in charge of the University’s Cybersecurity Community of Practice. Dr. Van Puyvelde is program co-chair of the Intelligence Studies Section of the International Studies Association, he consults for the International Spy Museum in Washington D.C. and is a Senior Analyst for the crowdsourced consultancy Wikistrat.