New Addition to Lawfare's Roster: Herb Lin

By Benjamin Wittes
Saturday, January 24, 2015, 2:52 PM

I'm delighted to announce that Herb Lin has joined Lawfare as a contributing editor. Herb has actually been writing for us for a while, so he needs little introduction to Lawfare readers. He is currently a senior research scholar for cyber policy and security at the Center for International Security and Cooperation and Research Fellow at the Hoover Institution, both at Stanford University. His research interests relate broadly to policy-related dimensions of cybersecurity and cyberspace, and he is particularly interested in and knowledgeable about the use of offensive operations in cyberspace, especially as instruments of national policy. In addition to his positions at Stanford University, he is Chief Scientist, Emeritus for the Computer Science and Telecommunications Board, National Research Council (NRC) of the National Academies, where he served from 1990 through 2014 as study director of major projects on public policy and information technology. In this capacity, over the years, he coordinated a number of reports on cybersecurity and biosecurity issues that had a deep impact on my thinking. Prior to his NRC service, he was a professional staff member and staff scientist for the House Armed Services Committee (1986-1990), where his portfolio included defense policy and arms control issues. He received his doctorate in physics from MIT.

It's great to have him aboard.