Maurice Turner is the Cybersecurity Fellow at the Alliance for Securing Democracy (ASD) at the German Marshall Fund of the United States (GMF). Turner is a recognized public interest technologist and cybersecurity expert focused on developing strategies to secure critical infrastructure and deter cyber operation escalation. He has been regularly featured in national and international media including the Washington Post, Wall Street Journal, Bloomberg, Fox News, and Reuters. He has also provided testimony before the United States Congress, shared his insights with the European Union, and spoken at numerous security conferences.
Turner most recently served as Senior Advisor to the Executive Director at the United States Election Assistance Commission (EAC), where he provided subject matter expertise in support of local, state, and federal partners to administer elections fairly and securely. Prior to that Turner was Deputy Director of the Internet Architecture project at the Center for Democracy & Technology (CDT), where he led the Election Security and Privacy Project, identifying and updating election cybersecurity practices and infrastructure through multi-sector partnerships. Turner also served as a TechCongress Congressional Innovation Fellow assigned to the U.S. Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, where he shaped policy and oversaw the preparation of memos, briefings, and hearings on federal IT systems, cybersecurity threats, and cybersecurity regulations.
He holds an MA in Public Administration from the University of Southern California, an BA in Political Science from California State University Fullerton, and a Certificate in Cybersecurity Strategy from Georgetown University.