Irving Lachow

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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 Senior Principal, Cyber Strategy at the MITRE Corporation.  During his nine years at MITRE, Irv has helped create the company’s cyber strategy, led the development of a new cyber platform, and guided multiple research projects for the Departments of Defense and State. 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.