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Danny Steed

Dr Danny Steed

Visiting Lecturer in War Studies (Cyber Security)

Research interests

  • Conflict
  • Security
  • Strategy


Dr Danny Steed is an author, consultant, public speaker, and Lecturer in Cyber Security at both Cranfield Defence & Security (Defence Academy of the UK), and the Department of War Studies, King's College London.

As scholar-practitioner, Danny previously worked inside The Cabinet Office in operational cyber security. As a consultant, he has worked with a wide range of industries, advising and delivering cyber security guidance and training. As a public speaker, Danny delivers thought-leadership messaging and simulation exercises internationally.

His second book, The Politics & Technology of Cyberspace, was published in 2021. His third book, British Intelligence, Security & Cyber, is forthcoming with Bloomsbury in 2027.

Research Interests 

  • Cyber Security
  • Cyber Strategy
  • Cyber Intelligence
  • Strategic Studies
  • Strategic Theory
  • Intelligence Studies


  • BA3 “Cybersecurity: Policy, Politics and Practice”