Director and Chief Economist
U.S. Cyber Consequences Unit
Scott Borg is Director of the U.S. Cyber Consequences Unit, an independent, nonprofit research institute that investigates the strategic and economic consequences of cyber attacks. He is widely recognized as the leading authority on the economics of cybersecurity and has been the principal proponent of a quantitative, risk-based approach to cybersecurity for many years. He is author of The ISA Guidelines for Securing the Electronic Supply Chain, the most comprehensive reference document for protecting electronics manufacturing. Along with John Bumgarner, he is co-author of the new US-CCU Cyber-Security Matrix, a complete survey of genuinely useful cyber defense measures, more than a thousand items long, organized according to the attacker activities they are designed to prevent. His other technical contributions have included pioneering work on the techniques for hiding and finding malware and new methods for analyzing it. Because of the way he has been able to employ economic models, his record for anticipating new developments in cybersecurity since 2002 is probably unequaled. He comments for NBC, CNN, the BBC, NPR and other broadcast media, served on the Commission on Cybersecurity for the 44th Presidency, and has lectured at Harvard, Columbia, Berlin (Freie), and other leading universities.