Caroline Baylon served as the lead researcher on cyber security at Chatham House in London, United Kingdom, from 2013 to 2015, and was also editor of the institute’s Journal of Cyber Policy, a peer-reviewed academic journal published by Routledge, Taylor & Francis.
Caroline recently worked as an independent contractor carrying out research projects on cyber security for the UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office, looking at cyber proxy actors and at limiting cyber weapons proliferation. She is currently the information security research lead within the research-and-development section at AXA in Paris, France, and London, United Kingdom, which is establishing an internal think tank on cyber security. Her work there includes a research stream on cyber security issues impacting Africa. She has also worked as an independent consultant for a number of intelligence providers on cybercrime issues involving sub-Saharan Africa.
Caroline holds an M.Sc. in social science of the internet from Balliol College, University of Oxford, and a B.A. in economics from Stanford University.