Irving Lachow

Irving Lachow, PhD


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Dr. Irving Lachow has spent over 20 years working at the intersection of technology and policy issues, with the last 15 years being primarily focused on cybersecurity. Irv joined MITRE in 2010 as a Principal Cyber Engineer.  He has worked on and led a number of projects across a range of cyber policy and technology areas for the Department of Defense, the intelligence community, and the Department of State.  Dr. Lachow is currently a Portfolio Manager and is leading the company’s international cyber outreach activities. In addition to working at MITRE, Dr. Lachow is a Non-Resident Fellow at the Center for Strategic and International Studies and an advisor to the Mach37 Cyber Accelerator. 

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.

Other Affiliations

The MITRE Corporation, Center for Strategic and International Studies