Amy Ertan is a Cyber Security Doctoral Candidate at Royal Holloway, University of London. Her research explores the security implications of emerging technologies within military and defense environments, using interdisciplinary methods including observant practice-based ethnography and interviewing experts. At the Belfer Center Amy is researching how AI is utilised within a national security context, how AI development contributes to military strategy, and what controls may be most effective in ensuring responsible use of 'weaponized AI'. Amy is a visiting scholar at the NATO CCDCOE and Data Protection Fellow at the Institute for Technology and Society Rio, where she has lectured on oversight mechanisms for AI-enabled technology. She is on the advisory board for UK advocacy organisation We and AI. Amy previously worked as a strategic cyber intelligence analyst and holds CISSP and CREST threat intelligence qualifications. She has a Bachelor's degree in Philosophy, Politics and Economics from the University of Oxford.

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