Thomas Reinhold currently works in the research group “Science and Technology for Peace and Security” (PEASEC) at the University of Darmstadt. Since 2010, he is a Non-Resident Fellow at the IFSH. As an expert on cyberwar, cyberpeace and artificial intelligence he supports the IFSH research area “Arms Control and Emerging Technologies”. In 2017, Reinhold was appointed member of the Transatlantic Cyber Forum of the “Stiftung Neue Verantwortung” and of the Research Advisory Group of the Global Commission on the Stability of Cyberspace. In addition, he has been active in the research network “Science, Disarmament and International Security” (FONAS e.V.) for many years, is a member of the Arms Control Association and a consultant for the “Reflection Group on the Future of the EU's Cyber Diplomacy” of the European Union Institute for Security Studies (EUISS). He studied computer science and psychology.

Research Profile | Current Projects

Thomas Reinhold’s main research focus lies on the consequences of a militarization of the cyberspace, the development of practical peacekeeping and arms control measures for this domain but also new emerging technologies like artificial intelligence and machine learning.

Selected Publications

  • Reinhold, Thomas. 2019.
    Counting Cyber Weapons – New Approaches to Regulate and Control Destructive Cyber Tools.
    In: Science Peace Security ‘19. Proceedings of the Interdisciplinary Conference on Technical Peace and Security Research, edited by Christian Reuter, Jürgen Altmann, Malte Göttsche, Mirko Himmel, 41-45. Darmstadt: Tuprints. DOI: 10.25534/tuprints-00009164.
  • Reinhold, Thomas, Christian Reuter. 2019.
    Arms Control and its Applicability to Cyberspace.
    In: Information Technology for Peace and Security, edited by Christian Reuter, 207-231. Wiesbaden: Springer Vieweg. DOI: 10.1007/978-3-658-25652-4_10.
  • Reinhold, Thomas, Christian Reuter. 2019.
    Verification in Cyberspace.
    In: Information Technology for Peace and Security, edited by Christian Reuter, 257-275. Wiesbaden: Springer Vieweg. DOI: 10.1007/978-3-658-25652-4_12.
  • Herpig, Sven, Thomas Reinhold. 2018.
    Spotting the bear: credible attribution and Russian operations in cyberspace.
    In: Hacks, leaks and disruptions. Russian cyber strategies, edited by Nicu Popescu, Stanislav Secrieru, 33-42. Paris: Institute for Security Studies.
  • Reinhold, Thomas. 2018.
    Rethinking the Attribution Problem – A Plausible Proof of Non-Involvement as an Alternative to Attribution.
    In: Briefings from the Research Advisory Group, edited by The Global Commission on the Stability of Cyberspace, 134-149. The Hague: The Hague Centre for Strategic Studies.