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.

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

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CYBERSECURITY INITIATIVE
New America’s Cybersecurity Initiative to Participate in Global Conference on CyberSpace

Washington, DC – New America’s Ian Wallace, Tim Maurer, and Robert Morgus are in The Hague, Netherlands this week to participate in the Glob


CYBERSECURITY INITIATIVE and OPEN TECHNOLOGY INSTITUTE
U.S.: Azano Is a Supervillain

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OPEN TECHNOLOGY INSTITUTE
In search of better data security? It’s not where, but how

To protect government and industrial secrets as well as private data, we have to be willing to pay a price, both in terms of money and time.


OPEN TECHNOLOGY INSTITUTE
Protecting the Free Flow of Information in Crimea Under U.S. Sanctions

Internet users in Crimea and other parts of Ukraine and Russia are starting to feel the effects of U.S. sanctions on the free flow of inform


OPEN TECHNOLOGY INSTITUTE
The Wrong Way to Respond to the Snowden Revelations

A recent study from New America’s Open Technology Institute and the Global Public Policy Institute examines the wide range of proposals that


CYBERSECURITY INITIATIVE, INTERNATIONAL SECURITY and OPEN TECHNOLOGY INSTITUTE
Technological Sovereignty: Missing the Point?

Will proposals for European technological sovereignty actually increase cybersecurity on the continent?


CYBERSECURITY INITIATIVE and OPEN TECHNOLOGY INSTITUTE
"Cybersecurity" and Why Definitions Are Risky

On November 7, the Swiss Chairmanship of the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) held a conference in Vienna on con


CYBERSECURITY INITIATIVE and OPEN TECHNOLOGY INSTITUTE
Compilation of Existing Cybersecurity and Information Security Related Definitions

OTI releases a study to contribute to greater clarity and an understanding regarding terminology related to cyberspace and cybersecurity.


OPEN TECHNOLOGY INSTITUTE
The Cost of Connectivity 2014

When it comes to the Internet, Americans pay more and get less. That’s according to The Cost of Connectivity 2014.


CYBERSECURITY INITIATIVE and OPEN TECHNOLOGY INSTITUTE
Visualizing Swing States in the Global Internet Governance Debate

This interactive map provides an overview of "swing states" in Internet governance and cybersecurity policy.


OPEN TECHNOLOGY INSTITUTE
Summer of Surveillance Revelations Highlights Spread of Spy Tech to Repressive Regimes