Sean Costigan

Senior Associate

Sean S. Costigan is a strategist and technologist in diverse security and technology fields including cybersecurity and foresight.


Mr. Costigan advises governments and corporations on risk, cybersecurity and foresight. He serves as a Professor at the George C. Marshall European Center for Security Studies. His current work includes a US DOD-funded cybersecurity education initiative and consulting on cybersecurity, looking particularly at next generation challenges. Mr. Costigan has served as a team member of the Private Sector Program at the Office of the Director of National Intelligence, Chief Information Officer of The MIT Press,

Director for Strategic Initiatives, Center for Security Studies, ETH Zurich, and Visiting Fellow at the University of Calcutta’s Institute of Foreign Policy Studies, among other posts. He teaches emerging security challenges and international affairs courses in the US and Germany. Mr. Costigan has previously served as an Executive Editor at Columbia International Affairs Online, Research Associate for Science, Technology and Defense Industrial Policy at the Council on Foreign Relations, and on the staff of the

Center for International Affairs, Harvard University. He is presently serving as a Senior Adviser to the NATO/GCSP/PfPC Emerging Security Challenges study group, co-chair of the Economics of Security Study Group, and Chair of the Editorial Board, Partnership for Peace Consortium of Defense Academies and Security Studies Institutes.