WASHINGTON, DC – The Atlantic Council today announced Trey Herr as Director of the Cyber Statecraft Initiative in its Scowcroft Center for Strategy and Security. Dr. Herr will be central to further strengthening the Initiative’s continued work on cyberspace as a tool of statecraft in an era of expanding great-power competition where geopolitics and cybersecurity increasingly overlap.
“Trey’s extensive policy experience and creative mindset will play a key role in molding the Initiative’s programming and impact. The international cyber community continues to face massive challenges – from navigating complex international supply chains to securing and protecting critical infrastructure and democratic institutions,” said Barry Pavel, Senior Vice President, Arnold Kanter Chair, and Director of the Scowcroft Center for Strategy and Security.
Dr. Herr joins the Atlantic Council from Microsoft where he worked with a global security strategy and diplomacy team to address contemporary challenges in cloud computing, supply chain security, data governance, and vulnerability disclosure. Previously, Herr was a postdoctoral fellow with Harvard’s Belfer Cybersecurity Project working on cyber conflict and vulnerability discovery and visiting fellow with New America’s Cybersecurity Initiative working on malicious software and cyber risk.
“Cybersecurity policy continues to mature as a standard feature of statecraft,” said Dr. Herr. “The Atlantic Council is uniquely positioned to bring geopolitical expertise together with cutting-edge security insights to equip policymakers, industry leaders, and users with innovative policies and practical understanding. Think tanks play a vital role in our intellectual ecosystem, independent of national or corporate equity, and I am thrilled to be joining the Cyber Statecraft Initiative and the Scowcroft Center family.”
The Cyber Statecraft Initiative works to understand the nexus of international security, markets, and technology, crafting strategies to better inform and secure users of technology while shaping the conduct of statecraft. This work extends across cyber safety, the integrity of supply chains, financial risk, emerging technologies, and growing the next generation of cybersecurity policy professionals. The Initiative convenes a diverse network of passionate and knowledgeable contributors, bridging the gap among technical, policy, and user communities.
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