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Maj. Jamieson L. Twist

Research Scientist, Army Cyber Institute

M.S. Pubic Administration, John Jay College, NY. (2017)
B.A. History and Political Science, Allegheny College, PA. (1995)


Maj. Jim Twist is a research scientist focused on cyber threat intelligence, offensive cyberspace operations, and critical infrastructure. Jim has published articles on securing critical infrastructure, incident response, and cyber policy initiatives. He has presented several talks on cyber activities in the dark web.

Maj. Twist is a former Combat Mission Team Leader assigned to lead Soldiers and Army Civilians in developing OCO capabilities against the nation’s adversaries.

Why Government Organizations Don’t Care: Perverse Incentives and an Analysis of the OPM Hack
By Maj. James Twist, Capt. Matthew Hutchinson, Capt. Blake Rhoades, Ryan Gagnon | May 24, 2016
Many security experts have addressed the financial and personal security risks involved with the