Gianpaolo Russo is a fellow at the Center for Applied Cybersecurity Research where he is an Eric T. Werner Global Cybersecurity Policy Advancement Scholar. His research at the center works to bridge the policy, legal, and technical security worlds. Issues of current research are cyberterrorism and international law, and vulnerability disclosure policy.

Gianpaolo spent the summer of 2014 in China at Xi'an Jiao Tong University to conduct research with colleagues at the Information Security Law Research Center. There he interfaced with a team to create threat and vulnerability assessment reports for smart cars and give policy strategy suggestions. He also worked on projects at Microsoft's policy division in Beijing, where his research looked at trans-border data flows and foreign and national company's information security strategies.

Gianpaolo graduated from the University of California, Irvine, and is studying for his law degree at the Maurer School of Law, and his Masters of Science in Security Informatics at the School of Informatics and Computing at Indiana University.