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Pasi Eronen

Russia Project Researcher

Areas of Impact:

Russia

Biography:

Pasi Eronen is the lead researcher for FDD’s Russia project, where his work focuses on economic coercion, hybrid threats, and their nexus with cyber and information warfare.

His professional career includes a tour as a seconded national expert in the EU’s European Police Mission in Afghanistan, and as a military officer with the Finnish Defense Forces in NATO’s Kosovo Force.

Eronen has previously authored a report for the Finnish Ministry of Defense on the use of public-private partnerships in the development of national cyber defenses. He helped to develop Finland’s Cyber Security Strategy while working for the Ministry of Defense. Eronen also has worked almost a decade in management consulting and serves on the advisory board of Sparta Consulting, a Finnish cyber security start-up. Pasi earned a master’s degree in Security Studies from Georgetown University and a master’s degree in Computer Science from the University of Joensuu, Finland.

Pasi Eronen is the lead researcher for FDD’s Russia project, where his work focuses on economic coercion, hybrid threats, and their nexus with cyber and information warfare.

His professional career includes a tour as a seconded national expert in the EU’s European Police Mission in Afghanistan, and as a military officer with the Finnish Defense Forces in NATO’s Kosovo Force.

Eronen has previously authored a report for the Finnish Ministry of Defense on the use of public-private partnerships in the development of national cyber defenses. He helped to develop Finland’s Cyber Security Strategy while working for the Ministry of Defense. Eronen also has worked almost a decade in management consulting and serves on the advisory board of Sparta Consulting, a Finnish cyber security start-up. Pasi earned a master’s degree in Security Studies from Georgetown University and a master’s degree in Computer Science from the University of Joensuu, Finland.

Putin is jeopardizing his relationship with the West by allegedly trying to influence US elections

5th August 2016 – Quartz

Putin is jeopardizing his relationship with the West by allegedly trying to influence US elections

Boris Zilberman, Pasi Eronen

In the wake of WikiLeaks’ release of some 20,000 Democratic National Committee emails, US president Barack Obama faces three questions of some urgency. Did Russia hack and hand over the emails? If so, is the country trying to sway the US presidential election? And, if the answer is yes to both, how should Obama respond? more...

Analysis & Commentary

5th November 2016 – Quoted by Alan Cullison - The Wall Street Journal

Russia Aims to Disrupt Other Western Elections, U.S. Officials Say

Pasi Eronen

A Russian-backed hacking effort that has rocked the presidential campaign may peak on Election Day, but is likely to continue next year and into 2018 as Moscow seeks to influence U.S. politics and key elections in Europe, Obama administration officials warn. more...

12th August 2016 – Research Memo

Russia and the 2016 U.S. Presidential Election

Russia and the 2016 U.S. Presidential Election

Pasi Eronen

For a decade, Russian President Vladimir Putin has been working to overturn pillars of the post-war political and economic order in Europe. Among attacks aimed at bolstering Moscow’s strategic position, Russian intelligence agencies have funded extremist political parties that challenge the status quo, spread propagandized news to incite Russian-speaking immigrants in Europe, and invaded and annexed territory belonging to Russia’s neighbors. more...

5th August 2016 – Quartz

Putin is jeopardizing his relationship with the West by allegedly trying to influence US elections

Boris Zilberman, Pasi Eronen

In the wake of WikiLeaks’ release of some 20,000 Democratic National Committee emails, US president Barack Obama faces three questions of some urgency. Did Russia hack and hand over the emails? If so, is the country trying to sway the US presidential election? And, if the answer is yes to both, how should Obama respond? more...

26th July 2016 – Quoted by Steve LeVine - Quartz

Putin’s meddling in politics abroad stretches far beyond the US Democratic party

Pasi Eronen

If Moscow is behind the theft and release of 20,000 emails from the Democratic Party, as experts suspect, it’s the boldest example yet of a long cash-and-hacking campaign by Russia to influence politics across the West. more...