Benjamin Schechter

Research Associate Strategic and Operational Research Department
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Mr. Schechter joined the Cyber and Innovation Policy Institute in 2017. His primary research interests are the intersections of psychology, security, and cyber. Prior to coming to the Naval War College, he was a Research Specialist at the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, working in a contractor capacity providing agency wide research support. Mr. Schechter is a graduate of the George Washington University, earning his M.A. in Security Policy Studies, with a focus in Political Psychology and Transnational Security Threats.

Areas of Expertise

  • Cyber Warfare
  • National Security
  • Policy
  • Terrorism
  • Wargaming

Professional Highlights


Research Associate

Research Associate at Cyber and Innovation Policy Institute.

Research Specialist

Provided research and analysis in support of the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency in a contractor capacity.


M.A., George Washington University, 2015, Security Policy Studies

B.A., Beloit College, 2011, Psychology and Economics

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