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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The Future Internet World Order | TIME Magazine

Pay attention to the "swing states" that will determine the future of Internet governance, which depends on a reshuffling of the prevailing


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Exporting Surveillance: A New International Security Issue

Network surveillance systems and intrusion software were recently added to the list of conventional and dual-use technologies that are contr


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Surveillance Costs: The NSA's Impact on the Economy, Internet Freedom & Cybersecurity

The NSA's impact reaches far beyond security, also affecting the U.S. economy, American foreign policy and internet security as a whole.


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Human Rights and Technology Organizations Submit Joint Recommendations to the U.S. Government on the Implementation of the 2013 Wassenaar Amendments on Surveillance Technology

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How the Politics of Language Can Get In the Way of Policy: On Convergence and Framing

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How the Politics of Language Can Get In the Way of Policy: On Convergence and Framing