Shane Harris

Fellow, International Security Program

Shane Harris is a fellow with the International Security Program at New America and a member of its Future of War team. He is a senior correspondent at The Daily Beast, where he covers national security, intelligence, and cyber security, as well as the author of @War: The Rise of the Military-Internet Complex which explores the frontlines of America’s new cyber war. He is also the winner of the 2010 Gerald R. Ford Prize for Distinguished Reporting on National Defense. He has four times been named a finalist for the Livingston Awards for Young Journalists, which honors the best journalists in America under the age of 35.

Prior to joining The Daily Beast, Shane was a senior writer at Foreign Policy magazine and, before that, at the Washingtonian magazine, where he was part of the team that won the publication its 2011 award for Excellence in Writing from the City and Regional Magazine Association. In 2012, the Washingtonian won the coveted General Excellence award for the print magazine and Web site, where Shane wrote a blog on national security called Dead Drop.

Shane graduated from Wake Forest University with a B.A. in Politics in 1998. He is also a fiction writer. While living in Los Angeles, he helped found and served as the artistic director of a sketch comedy troupe. Shane is a Sundance Film Festival screenwriting finalist.

All Work

An In-Depth Look At The U.S. Cyber War, The Military Alliance And Its Pitfalls

In the book @War, Shane Harris reports that U.S. intelligence agencies, sometimes aided by corporations, are trying to dominate cyberspace.

The Lawfare Podcast, Episode #100: Shane Harris @War

Shane Harris, national security writer for the Daily Beast, was the first ever guest on the Lawfare Podcast, back when it was the most exper

Soldiers, Spies, Cyberwarriors: '@War' In The Internet Age

"It was a really instructive and, I think, very scary war gaming exercise for people in the military," writer Shane Harris tells NPR's Arun

'@War' details the unsettling implications of cyber warfare and espionage

A new book by Shane Harris chronicles the startling rise and unsettling implications of cyber warfare and espionage. @War: The Rise of the M

Five By Five Friday Q&A: Shane Harris, Author of @War

Shane Harris is a reporter at the Daily Beast and the author of the acclaimed book “The Watchers.” His new book, “@War,” hit the shelves thi

Free Speech Zone with @AlyonaMink

Alyona cuts through the spin to find the real story. Today she speaks with writer Shane Harris about his new book "@War: The Rise of the Mil

On the Frontline of the Digital Battlefield

For his new book, "@War," The Daily Beast's national security correspondent Shane Harris interviewed people on the frontline of technologica

The Mercenaries

Endgame is one of a small but growing number of boutique cyber mercenaries that specialize in what security professionals euphemistically ca

The Rise of the Military-Internet Complex

According to a new book by Shane Harris, the future of American warfare is already here.


A surprising, page-turning account of how the wars of the future are already being fought today.

Online Discussion: Preventing a Homegrown Attack

Join us for an online discussion with an expert panel on preventing homegrown attack.

Beheading Aims to Shake Anti-Islamic State, But May Strengthen It Instead

The Islamic State's beheading of a British aid worker has drawn condemnation from London and Washington, but that outrage may do little to b