Russia Project Researcher
Pasi Eronen is the lead researcher for FDD’s Russia project, where his work focuses on economic coercion, hybrid threats, and their nexus with cyber and information warfare.
His professional career includes a tour as a seconded national expert in the EU’s European Police Mission in Afghanistan, and as a military officer with the Finnish Defense Forces in NATO’s Kosovo Force.
Eronen has previously authored a report for the Finnish Ministry of Defense on the use of public-private partnerships in the development of national cyber defenses. He helped to develop Finland’s Cyber Security Strategy while working for the Ministry of Defense. Eronen also has worked almost a decade in management consulting and serves on the advisory board of Sparta Consulting, a Finnish cyber security start-up. Pasi earned a master’s degree in Security Studies from Georgetown University and a master’s degree in Computer Science from the University of Joensuu, Finland.