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 serves as a research advisor for the Global Commission on Internet Governance and the Global Commission on the Stability of Cyberspace.

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

CYBERSECURITY INITIATIVE
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?


CYBERSECURITY INITIATIVE
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...


CYBERSECURITY INITIATIVE and NEW AMERICA NYC
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


CYBERSECURITY INITIATIVE
Cybersecurity Initiative in India

Policy Analyst Robert Morgus travels to New Delhi to present at the Observer Research Foundation's annual CyFy conference.


CYBERSECURITY INITIATIVE
Cybersecurity Initiative at CYBERSEC2015 in Krakow

Cybersecurity Initiative's Robert Morgus travels to Krakow for first annual CYBERSEC 2015...


CYBERSECURITY INITIATIVE and INTERNATIONAL SECURITY
Security in a Power Diffuse Space?

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CYBERSECURITY INITIATIVE and INTERNATIONAL SECURITY
SECURITY IN A POWER DIFFUSE SPACE? A CYBER CASE STUDY

So how can good cyber behavior be encouraged? In the last decade, an increasing number of governments have begun to work cybersecurity into


CYBERSECURITY INITIATIVE
New America's Cybersecurity Initiative at NATO's CyCon

New America's Ian Wallace and Robert Morgus travel to Estonia to address NATO's Cooperative Cyber Defence Center of Excellence


CYBERSECURITY INITIATIVE, INTERNATIONAL SECURITY and OPEN TECHNOLOGY INSTITUTE
CSIRT Basics for Policy-Makers

In this paper, we examine the history, types, and culture of Computer Security Incident Response Teams (CSIRTs).


CYBERSECURITY INITIATIVE, INTERNATIONAL SECURITY and OPEN TECHNOLOGY INSTITUTE
Government Coordination With Computer Incident Response Teams Becoming 'Essential', Says New Paper

In a press release, New America said that leading cybersecurity experts have observed that there's a "disconnect" between the technology and


CYBERSECURITY INITIATIVE
Panel discussion on International Cyber Norms and Global Swing States

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