Torey L. McMurdo

Research Fellow Strategic and Operational Research Department
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Torey McMurdo is a pre-doctoral fellow at the Cyber and Innovation Policy Institute and a Ph.D. candidate at Yale University. Her research focuses on great powers' use of information warfare to manipulate elections from 1946-present. Previously, she held positions at Stanford University, the U.S. Department of State and the Walt Disney Company. She also spent two years as a strategy consulting associate, reporting directly to former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, former National Security Advisor Stephen Hadley and former Secretary of Defense Robert Gates, advising leading global companies on the challenges and opportunities of operating in emerging markets.

Areas of Expertise

  • Cyber Warfare
  • Information Operations
  • Intel
  • International Relations


M.Phil., Yale University, Political science

M.A., Yale University, Political science

B.A., University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Political science

Research Contributions and Publications

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