Eric Jardine


Eric Jardine

Assistant Professor


Major Williams Hall
220 Stanger Street
Blacksburg, VA 24061



Department Membership

Political Science


  • Dark Web
  • Cybersecurity
  • Digital trust
  • Terrorism/Insurgency
  • Research methods

Professional Activities

  • CIGI Fellow, Centre for International Governance Innovation


  • Ph.D., International Affairs, Norman Paterson School of International Affairs, Carleton University

Research Interests

    Awards and Honors

    Selected Publications


    Look Who’s Watching: Surveillance, Treachery and Trust Online. Waterloo: CIGI/Press. 


    “‘Something is Rotten in the State of Denmark:’ Why the Internet’s Advertising Business Model is Broken,” First Monday, Vol. 22, no. 7, July 2017. 

    “Sometimes Three Rights Really Do Make a Wrong: Measuring Cybersecurity and Simpson’s Paradox.” Workshop on the Economics of Information Security (WEIS), 2017.

    “Tor, What is It Good For? Political Repression and the Use of Online Anonymity-Granting Technologies.” New Media and Society, Online First.   

    Sponsored Research

    “Measuring the Cybersecurity Performance of Canadian Internet Service Providers and Assessing Canada’s National-Level Network Operations Risk Profile.” Funder: Department of Public Safety, Government of Canada. ($150,000 CAD per year for 2 years).

    “Context Matters: How an End User’s Incentives Shapes their Online Behavior.” Funder: Institute for Society, Culture and the Environment (ISCE), Virginia Tech. ($22,970.00)