Robert M. Lee

Cybersecurity Policy Fellow

Robert M. Lee is a nonresident national cybersecurity fellow at New America. He is also Founder and CEO of the cybersecurity company Dragos, Inc., a SANS Institute course author and researcher, and a PhD candidate at Kings College London. Lee gained his start in cyber security as an Air Force Cyber Warfare Operations Officer in the U.S. Intelligence Community. He may be found on Twitter @RobertMLee.

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CYBERSECURITY INITIATIVE
New America Cybersecurity Fellow Named Top 30 Under 30

Robert M. Lee was named by Forbes as one of the top 30 enterprise tech professionals under 30 years-old.


CYBERSECURITY INITIATIVE
Facts, Hype, and Takeaways from Reports on Iranian Activity Against the Power Grid and a Dam

Yesterday a report on Iranian activity focused on a small dam in New York was released by Danny Yadron at the Wall Street Journal. Today a r


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Minimum Viable Products are Dubious in Critical Infrastructure

Minimum Viable Products in the critical infrastructure community are increasingly just mislabeled BETA tests; that needs to be communicated


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The ICS Cybersecurity Challenge is Live for Registrations

Over the past few weeks I’ve been working with Jon Lavender (Dragos Security CTO) to get the website and challenges ready for the ICS Cybers


CYBERSECURITY INITIATIVE
Security Awareness and ICS Cyber Attacks: Telling the Right Story

A lack of security awareness and the culture that surrounds security is a widely understood problem in the cyber security community. In the


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The Industrial Control System Cyber Kill Chain

New America Cybersecurity Fellow Robert M. Lee and Michael J. Assante introduce the concept of the ICS Cyber Kill Chain to help defenders...


CYBERSECURITY INITIATIVE
Article on German Steel Mill Attack “Inside Job” is Just Hype

On Sept 9, 2015 an article posted on Industrial Safety and Security Source ran with the headline “German Steel Mill Attack: An Inside Job”.


CYBERSECURITY INITIATIVE
The Sliding Scale of Cyber Security

A model for nuanced discussion of the categories of actions and investments that contribute to cybersecurity.


CYBERSECURITY INITIATIVE and OPEN TECHNOLOGY INSTITUTE
New America's Cybersecurity Initiative at Black Hat and DefCon

Las Vegas, NV - This week, two members of New America’s Cybersecurity Initiative will address DefCon and Black Hat, two of the largest compu


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Reflecting on the Leadership I Saw in the Air Force

Today is the first day in my adult life as a civilian. I loved the people in the Air Force but there were numerous reasons it was time for


CYBERSECURITY INITIATIVE
Opinion: Why strong encryption is elementary

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Data, Information, and Intelligence: Your Threat Feed is Not Threat Intelligence

Threat feeds in the industry are a valuable way to gather information regarding adversaries and their capabilities and infrastructure. Threa