Robert Lord

Cybersecurity Policy Fellow

Robert Lord is a fellow in New America’s Cybersecurity Initiative. Lord is the co-founder and president of Protenus, an analytics platform that leverages artificial intelligence to detect data breaches in healthcare. Protenus protects the nation’s top healthcare systems, ensuring trust for tens of millions of patients, and was named the 2016 International Association of Privacy Professionals’ Privacy Innovator of the Year.

Lord is a sought-after speaker and commentator in the fields of artificial intelligence, cybersecurity, healthcare analytics, and data privacy. He has been invited to speak at premier industry conferences like the HIMSS17 National Conference, to brief at the U.S. Senate, and to provide insight to national, state, and local leaders on cybersecurity preparedness. His insights have been featured in the Wall Street Journal, the Hill, Forbes, the Baltimore Sun, and a wide array of other publications.

Lord is a fellow at the Institute for Critical Infrastructure Technology and teaches courses on entrepreneurship at Johns Hopkins. He has been named to the Baltimore Business Journal’s “Tech 10” and to Becker’s Hospital Review’s “Healthcare Entrepreneurs to Know.”

Before co-founding Protenus, Lord was an MD candidate at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Robert received his A.B. in social studies, magna cum laude, from Harvard University.