Cristin J. Monahan is a research fellow at the non-profit, non-governmental National Security Archive, focusing on the cultivation, curation and management of the Cyber Vault project. She seeks to uncover primary source materials through the Freedom of Information Act, and analyzes a wide variety of government documents to shed light on the often overclassified world of cybersecurity policy. With a background in historical research, Cristin has an interest in how cyber and technology policy shape both global security and everyday life. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in History from the University of Rochester, as well as a Master’s in Security Policy Studies from the George Washington University’s Elliott School of International Affairs. She is currently honing her technical cybersecurity skills as a student at the Rochester Institute of Technology.