Robert Morgus

Policy Analyst, Cybersecurity Initiative

Robert Morgus is a policy analyst with New America’s Cybersecurity Initiative, where he researches and writes at the intersection of cybersecurity and international affairs. His current work focuses on international capacity building, international norms development, and cyber risk and insurance. In the past he has authored reports on sanctions and export controls, internet freedom, and internet governance. His work has been showcased in the New York Times, TIME, Slate, and others. He is a member of the Global Commission on Internet Governance's Research Advisory Network.

Before joining New America, Morgus provided research and logistical assistance for a variety of organizations ranging from sustainable development firms to political action committees. Morgus received his BA with honors in diplomacy and world affairs from Occidental College in Los Angeles in 2013 where he focused on international security. While at Occidental, he was the recipient of the Young Fund Student Grant to conduct research on ethno-nationalism in Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, and Serbia. His capstone thesis "Economic Shocks as a Catalyst for Instability: Conditions and Transmission Channels" was one of six honored by the college. He hails from Idaho.

All Work

The Normative Bait and Switch

Russia looks likely to be the beneficiary of cyber policy if the U.S. doesn’t rethink its strategies on state behavior in cyberspace.


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Professor Cy Burr’s Graphic Guide to International Cyber Norms

An illustrated guide to international cybersecurity norms.


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Cyber Insecurity

This panel explores a set of emerging cybersecurity policy tools that distinctly partner public and private sectors


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Whodunnit? Russia and Coercion through Cyberspace

Rob Morgus wrote in War on the Rocks about Russian hackers.


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Experts: GOP Cyber Platform "Detrimental to Global Stability"

Robert Morgus was quoted in FedScoop about the GOP cybersecurity plan.


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Understanding the Future of Cyber Threat Intelligence

Learn how Cyber Threat Intelligence can help businesses and government agencies combat risk.


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Rules of Cyber Engagement

Robert Morgus wrote for Slate about the blurry, grey lines of war in the 21st Century.


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The FBI Should Stop Undermining Norms Before They Take Root

Reports surfaced last month suggesting that Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) has been helping the FBI crack Tor.


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National CSIRTs and Their Role in Computer Security Incident Response

As national CSIRTs are folded under government agencies, what are the equities and implications for operations and trust?


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Moving Beyond Breaches

New America's Robert Morgus and Trey Herr are joined by XL Catlin's Elissa Doroff and Facebook's Jen Weedon to examine whether we need to...


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Moving Beyond Breaches

Cyber insurance is a much discussed but ill understood topic having a resurgence in Washington.


Cyber Insecurity

The problem with cybersecurity isn’t that technology isn’t good enough, argues Robert Morgus. It’s that we aren’t. Here’s how he’d make us b