Ph.D. in Physical and Mathematical Sciences. Following his studies at Moscow State University, he worked in various government agencies, where he worked on disarmament and WMD nonproliferation issues. More recently he has been actively studying and working on international and information security. He is the editor and co-author of the monographs Information Challenges in National and International Security and Superterrorism: New Challenge for a New Century. Member of the PIR Center EKS Working Group on International Information Security and Global Internet Governance since 2012. PIR Center Advisory Board member since 2001.