Scott Handler

Cybersecurity Policy Fellow

Scott Handler is is a fellow in New America’s Cybersecurity Initiative.
Handler is an academy professor and the director of international
relations at the U.S. Military Academy, as well as senior advisor to the
commander of U.S. Cyber National Mission Force. As a White House
Fellow, he served as special advisor to the U.S. Secretary of Commerce,
where Handler was a founding member of the Secretary’s Global Economics
Team.  He has served in a variety of command and staff positions as an
Army officer, including as second-in-command of a military intelligence
(cyber) battalion, a start-up unit he helped grow from 20 to over 450
persons tasked with the mission of conducting full-spectrum cyberspace
operations. He commanded a military intelligence company and led an
infantry scout platoon inside the demilitarized zone (DMZ) at Panmunjom,
Korea. Handler also served as special assistant to two commanding
generals of the Multi-National Security Transition Command-Iraq and the
NATO Training Mission-Iraq, as well as special assistant to the senior
leadership team that created U.S. Cyber Command.  He earned a Ph.D. in
political science from Stanford, a M.U.R.P. from the University of
Hawaii as an East-West Fellow, and a B.S. from the U.S. Military
Academy.  Handler is currently a board member of the French-American
Foundation and was a Council on Foreign Relations term member.