Micah J. Loudermilk is a non-resident scholar with the Middle East Institute’s Strategic Technologies and Cyber Security Program and a chief technologist for a global management and information technology consulting firm. Based in the United Arab Emirates, Mr. Loudermilk’s current work as an international cybersecurity business leader focuses on the development and implementation of national-level cybersecurity programs, strategies, and transformation efforts.

Mr. Loudermilk is a subject-matter expert on the intersection between geopolitics and cybersecurity. Prior to his current position, he worked across the United States, Europe, and the Middle East for several geopolitical risk, security, and intelligence consultancies where he led analytical teams focused on political, security, and economic issues spanning the cybersecurity and technology domains. In these capacities, Mr. Loudermilk advised a range of national government entities and leading Fortune 500 companies.

Mr. Loudermilk also previously worked with the National War College, the Institute for National Strategic Studies at National Defense University, the Center for Strategic and International Studies, and the Department of Political Science at the University of Akron. He has authored publications for The Washington Institute, Small Wars Journal, and the Journal of Energy Security, among others.

Master of Arts in International Relations and Bachelor of Arts (summa cum laude) in History, both from the University of Akron

Countries/Regions of Expertise
Arabian Peninsula, Iran, Israel

Issues of Expertise
Cybersecurity, Cyber Conflict, Cyber Governance, Technology Policy, Geopolitics, International Security