Chris Bronk is an associate professor of information science and technology at the University of Houston and a nonresident scholar at the Baker Institute.
He is the author of "Cyber Threat: The Rise of Information Geopolitics in U.S. National Security," and has published extensively on internet censorship, online surveillance, border security, public diplomacy and critical infrastructure protection. His academic work has been sponsored by the National Science Foundation, U.S. Department of Energy, U.S. Department of Defense, Deloitte, Microsoft and AT&T. Bronk has served as both a foreign service officer and senior advisor at the U.S. Department of State.
Bronk also directs the University of Houston's graduate cybersecurity program and holds an appointment with Rice University's Department of Computer Science.
He earned a Ph.D. from The Maxwell School of Syracuse University and a B.A. from the University of Wisconsin, and studied international relations at Oxford University.
Texas could soon end tax breaks for crypto mining facilities, after becoming a top destination for the industry. "Texas has said 'We have energy, we're open and we want you to bring your cryptocurrency work here,'" said Center for Energy Studies scholar Chris Bronk.
- "The M1 Abrams Is the Right Tank for the Job in Ukraine," Foreign Policy, January 24, 2023.
- "Let's Use Caution in Enacting Cybersecurity Rules," Houston Chronicle, October 21, 2012.
"The Dark Side of Cyber Finance," Survival: Global Politics and Strategy, March 16, 2012.
"The Wrong Way to Stop Online Piracy," Houston Chronicle, November 25, 2011.
- "Mexico Cartels Lash Out Against 'Internet Snitches'," Houston Chronicle, September 30, 2011.
"Translating the U.S. International Cyber Strategy Into Action," World Politics Review, May 19, 2011.
"Stuxnet Virus Exposes Computer Risks," Houston Chronicle, October 31, 2010.
"Diplomacy Rebooted: Making Digital Statecraft a Reality," Foregin Service Journal, March 2010.
"In Federal Legislation, a Win for Cybersecurity," Houston Chronicle, February 11, 2010.
"NASA in Need of a Major Overhaul," Houston Chronicle, December 20, 2009.
"Air Force Unit Designed to Operate in Cyberspace," Houston Chronicle, September 2, 2009.
- "Give NASA the Chance to be Next Google," Houston Chronicle, July 5, 2009.
- "Group Effort Needed to Secure Cyberspace," Houston Chronicle, June 14, 2009.
"Is U.S. Vulnerable to a Cyber Attack?," Houston Chronicle, May 3, 2009.
"Webtapping: Securing the Internet to Save us From Transnational Terror?," First Monday, November 5, 2008.
"Video Briefing Transcript: Convergence and Connectivity," February 26, 2008.
"Video Briefing Transcript: Public Policy for the Public - Science and Technology," December 6, 2007.