Scott Borg
Director & Chief Economist
U.S. Cyber Consequences Unit
Scott Borg is the Director and Chief Economist of the U.S. Cyber Consequences Unit (US-CCU), an independent, non-profit research institute that investigates the strategic and economic consequences of possible cyber-attacks. He is responsible for many of the concepts that are currently being used to analyze the implications of cyber security in business contexts. He did pioneering research on the possible impact of cyber attacks on critical infrastructure industries and on a risk-based approach to cyber defense. In collaboration with John Bumgarner, he is author of the US-CCU Cyber-Security Check List, which is regularly used by security professionals in over eighty countries.

He advises the U.S. government and the EU on trends in cyber security, on cyber-security exercises, on how to quantify cyber risks, and on the policy alternatives for reducing those risks. Much of his recent work has been concerned with quantifying the contributions of cyber-attacks to military operations. He comments regularly on cyber security for television and radio and has been a guest lecturer at Harvard, Yale, Columbia, and other leading universities. He is currently a member of the Commission on Cybersecurity for the 44th President and a Senior Research Fellow in International Security Studies at the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy of Tufts University. His book Cyber Attacks: A Handbook for Understanding the Economic and Strategic Risks should be out later this year.