Jason Healey

Jason Healey

  • Senior Research Scholar, Columbia University’s School for International and Public Affairs


Jason Healey is a Senior Research Scholar and adjunct faculty at Columbia University’s School for International and Public Affairs specializing in cyber conflict, competition and cooperation. Prior to this, he was the founding director of the Cyber Statecraft Initiative of the Atlantic Council where he remains a Senior Fellow.  He is the author of dozens of published articles and the editor of the first history of conflict in cyberspace, A Fierce Domain: Cyber Conflict, 1986 to 2012.  A frequent speaker on these issues, he is rated as a “top-rated” speaker for the RSA Conference and won the inaugural “Best of Briefing Award” at Black Hat.

During his time in the White House, he was a director for cyber policy and helped advise the President and coordinate US efforts to secure US cyberspace and critical infrastructure.  He created the first cyber incident response team for Goldman Sachs and later oversaw the bank’s crisis management and business continuity in Hong Kong.  He has been vice chairman of the FS-ISAC (the information sharing and security organization for the finance sector) and started his career as a US Air Force intelligence officer with jobs at the Pentagon and National Security Agency.  Jason was a founding member (plankowner) of the first cyber command in the world, the Joint Task Force for Computer Network Defense, in 1998, where he was one of the early pioneers of cyber threat intelligence.

He is on the Defense Science Board task force on cyber deterrence and is a frequent speaker at the main hacker and security conferences, including Black Hat, RSA, and DEF CON, for which he is also on the review board.  He is president of the Cyber Conflict Studies Association, and has been adjunct faculty at NSA’s National Cryptologic School, Georgetown University and Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies.