Wednesday, January 25, 2017

The University of New Hampshire at Manchester welcomes Dr. Maeve Dion to the Homeland Security faculty as Assistant Professor of Security Studies.

Dion is a teacher, researcher, communicator and policy writer in the areas of national and international cyber security, internet policy and global governance. She specializes in the legal, economic, policy and educational issues relating to critical infrastructure protection, particularly information infrastructure. As an educator, Dion has broad international experience and pedagogical concentrations in security, law, and civil service.

Dion previously worked for the Faculty of Law at Stockholm University in Sweden, teaching in the Master of Law & IT program. She remains an active doctoral candidate at Stockholm University, with the working title for her dissertation being, “International Cyber Security Preparedness, Response, and Accountability: A ‘Critical Infrastructure Protection’ Approach to Assessing the Need for International Cyber Laws.”

Dion was appointed to the Committee of Experts on cross-border flow of Internet traffic and Internet freedom (MSI-INT) for the Council of Europe, and has supported various efforts of the U.S. Department of Defense, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, the President’s National Security Telecommunications Advisory Committee and others globally.

Dion received her J.D. from George Mason University, where she was also a researcher and program director at the GMU Center for Infrastructure Protection and Homeland Security. During this time, she conducted research encompassing homeland security aspects of telecommunications and information technology, national security restrictions on foreign investment and on open government laws, identity theft and more.

Dion provided support for several high-profile projects such as the American Bar Association’s Standing Committee on Law and National Security’s Hurricane Katrina after-action report and the National Research Council’s Assessment of the Bureau of Reclamation’s Security Program. She also participated as an academic member of the Education, Training, and Outreach Awareness Working Group of the DHS Office of Infrastructure Protection, where she led the effort that secured a contract with the Department of Homeland Security to improve the quality and quantity of critical infrastructure protection curricula within higher education.