Robert Morgus

Sr. Policy Analyst, Cybersecurity Initiative and Deputy Director, FIU-New America C2B Partnership

Robert Morgus is a senior policy analyst with New America’s Cybersecurity Initiative and International Security program and the deputy director of the FIU-New America C2B Partnership. His current research focuses on mechanisms to counter the spread of offensive cyber capability, cybersecurity and international governance, and Russian internet doctrine. In the past, he has authored reports on international cybersecurity norms, internet governance, cybersecurity insurance, amongst others. Morgus has spoken about cybersecurity at a number of international forums including NATO’s CyCon, the Global Conference on Cyberspace at The Hague, and Cy Fy 2015 in New Delhi, India. His research has been published and recognized by the New York Times, Slate, the IEEE, peer-reviewed academic journals, and numerous other national and international media outlets. Morgus serves as a member of the Research Advisory Network for the Global Commission on Internet Governance, as well as the Global Forum on Cyber Expertise, and has served as an expert advisor for the World Economic Forum.

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.

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CYBERSECURITY INITIATIVE
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.


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? 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 and INTERNATIONAL SECURITY
Security in a Power Diffuse Space?

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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