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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

16th August 2017 – Interview by Geneva Centre for Security Policy Alumni

Practicing A Whole-Of-Society Approach To Counter Hybrid Threats

Pasi Eronen

Although many scholars prefer to use the term ‘unconventional warfare / threats’, the terms 'hybrid threats' and 'hybrid warfare' has stuck in various monographs, papers and reports. more...

25th April 2017 – Quoted by Lazaro Gamio - Axios

Expect Putin to inject chaos into French election

Pasi Eronen

The polls say centrist Emmanuel Macron has more or less smooth sailing to the French presidency in the second round of voting on May 7. But Kremlin-linked hackers have already attempted to infiltrate his campaign, and political observers expect further attempts to disrupt the election by Vladimir Putin, who supports far-right leader Marine Le Pen. more...

2nd January 2017 – Quoted by Nicole Duran - The Washington Examiner

Trump’s tweeting a potential national security risk

Pasi Eronen

National security experts and even some Republican lawmakers are worried that if President-elect Trump maintains his current Twitter account and tweeting habits, he could endanger himself and the country. more...

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...