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.

All Work

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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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


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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.


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Visualizing Swing States in the Global Internet Governance Debate

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