Benjamin C. Dean works at the intersection of technology, economics and public policy. Through Iconoclast Tech LLC, Mr. Dean develops cyber risk models for insurers and reinsurers. He is also a Fellow at Coin Center, which involves undertaking a project on how cryptocurrencies are used around the world.
Previously, he contributed to an initiative to develop business digital risk management metrics at the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development’s (OECD) Working Party on Measurement of the Digital Economy and the Working Party on Security and Privacy in the Digital Economy. He also contributed a paper to inform the European Parliament on the economic implications of EU-US cooperation in cybersecurity and cybercrime. During 2017 he was a Fellow at the Center for Democracy and Technology in Washington DC.
From 2014-16, Mr. Dean was a Fellow for Cybersecurity at Columbia University and was a Policy Analyst at the OECD from 2008-12. Mr. Dean completed a MA International Affairs at Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs. He is also a graduate of the University of Sydney with a BA Economics and Social Sciences (Hons.)
Using Data Science to fill the gaps in cyber risk data
In times when data science and advanced analytics are almost ubiquitous in terms of various industry applications, we decided to help a fast growing retail chain to make better decisions on their way to become market leader. With various static and dynamic data parameters at our database, we aimed to optimize current business operations and develop decision making support system for store expansion.