Irving Lachow

Irving Lachow, PhD

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Dr. Irving Lachow has spent over 25 years working at the intersection of technology and policy issues, with the last 15 years being primarily focused on cybersecurity. Irv is currently Chief Engineer for MITRE’s Homeland Security Enterprise Division, where he serves as the senior technical advisor to an $80M work program focused cybersecurity, capacity building, and critical infrastructure protection.  During his eleven years at MITRE, Irv has helped create the company’s cyber strategy, overseen the creation of the company’s cyber and social justice platforms, and led projects for the Department of Defense and the State Department. In addition to working at MITRE, Dr. Lachow is a Non-Resident Fellow at the Center for Strategic and International Studies and an Affiliate of the Center for International Security and Cooperation at Stanford University. 

Dr. Lachow has authored or coauthored more than 30 publications, including books, articles, and reports. He has received fellowships from the Ford Foundation, the National Science Foundation, the Kennedy School of Government, and the American Association for the Advancement of Science. Notable media appearances include the PBS NewsHour, CNN, CSPAN, the Los Angeles Times, the Christian Science Monitor, and Dr. Lachow received his Ph.D. in engineering and public policy from Carnegie Mellon University. He earned an A.B. in political science and a B.S. in physics from Stanford University.