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Reader in International Security Security, King's College London

Dr Tim Stevens is Reader in International Security in the Department of War Studies, King's College London. His teaching and research explores technology and global politics, with a specific interest in cybersecurity. His recent books include What is Cybersecurity For (Bristol UP, 2023) and Cyber Security and the Politics of Time (Cambridge UP, 2016) and he is the co-author of Cyberspace and the State (Routledge, 2011). He has published widely on cybersecurity in academic journals and is a frequent media contributor. He is founder of the KCL Cyber Security Research Group and a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society


  • 2019–present
    Senior Lecturer in Global Security, King's College London
  • 2016–2019
    Lecturer in Global Security, King's College London
  • 2015–2016
    Teaching Fellow, Royal Holloway University of London
  • 2013–2015
    Teaching Fellow, King's College London


  • 2013 
    King's College London, PhD
  • 2010 
    King's College London, MRes
  • 2009 
    King's College London, MA
  • 1996 
    University College London, BA


  • 2018
    Exeunt Omnes? Survival, Pessimism and Time in the Work of John H. Herz, Millennium: Journal of International Studies
  • 2018
    Cyberweapons: Power and the Governance of the Invisible, International Politics
  • 2017
    Cyberweapons: An Emerging Global Governance Architecture, Palgrave Communications
  • 2017
    Peak Performance: Inter-State HPC Competition Intensifies, Jane's Intelligence Review
  • 2017
    China’s Solution to Global Cyber Governance: Unpacking the Domestic Discourse of ‘Internet Sovereignty‘, Politics and Policy
  • 2016
    Cyber Security and the Politics of Time, Cambridge UP
  • 2015
    Who's Watching the Warlocks and Why? Security and Surveillance in Virtual Worlds, International Political Sociology
  • 2013
    Analogical Reasoning and Cyber Security, Security Dialogue
  • 2013
    Information Warfare: A Response to Taddeo, Philosophy & Technology
  • 2012
    A Cyberwar of Ideas? Deterrence and Norms in Cyberspace, Contemporary Security Policy
  • 2011
    Cyberspace and the State, Routledge

Professional Memberships

  • Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society
  • Member, British International Studies Association
  • Fellow of the Higher Education Academy