Brian Nussbaum

Cybersecurity Policy Fellow

Brian Nussbaum is a fellow in New America’s Cybersecurity Initiative.

Nussbaum is an assistant professor of homeland security and cybersecurity in the College of Emergency Preparedness, Homeland Security and Cybersecurity at the University at Albany. His research focuses on state and local government homeland security and cybersecurity efforts and issues. He is an affiliate scholar at the Center for Internet and Society at Stanford Law School and a senior fellow at The George Washington University’s Center for Cyber and Homeland Security. He is also a 2016 Military-Business Cybersecurity Fellow with the Madison Policy Forum.

Formerly, he served as senior intelligence analyst with the state of New York’s Office of Counter Terrorism. He analyzed terrorist and cyber threats at the state fusion center, the New York State Intelligence Center (NYSIC), and helped to create NYSIC's Cyber Analysis Unit. He also served as the first ever visiting professor of homeland defense at the U.S. Army War College in Carlisle, Penn. He has a doctorate and a master’s degree in political science from the Rockefeller College of Public Affairs at the University at Albany, and a bachelor’s degree in political science from Binghamton University.

All Work

CYBERSECURITY INITIATIVE
Predicting Corporate Intelligence Agencies in the 1960s

Brian Nussbaum wrote for War on the Rocks about the privatization of intelligence and Bill Fair’s prediction of a “corporate CIA."


Casting a Vote on Electoral Security

Changed ballots aren’t the only meaningful consequences that can result from hacks and attacks.