Charles Harry

Charles Harry

Associate Research Professor
 Hornbake Bldg. South Wing, Room 4105K

Dr. Charles Harry joined the UMD iSchool and School of Public Policy (joint) in July 2019 as an associate research professor in international cybersecurity. Dr. Harry’s research focuses on the development of an analytic framework for assessing cybersecurity risk including the ability to categorize and measure the impact of cyber events. With over 20 years of experience in intelligence and cyber operations, Dr. Harry is the director of operations at the Maryland Global Initiative in Cybersecurity and a senior research associate at the Center for International and Security Studies at Maryland in the School of Public Policy. He is also part of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s Cyber Advisory Panel, has regularly appeared before congressional committees to provide testimony, and is an active consultant to a wide range of public and private organizations. Prior to joining UMD as faculty, Dr. Harry grew and led a $35 million cybersecurity consulting organization and had a 14-year career with the National Security Agency.


The development of an analytic framework for assessing cybersecurity risk.


  • Cybersecurity analysis
  • Risk modeling
  • Cyber operations


  • Ph.D., Public Policy, University of Maryland


  • Recipient of the Director of National Intelligence Extraordinary Achievement Medal
  • Recipient of the Signal Intelligence Career Achievement Medal