Herbert Lin

Herbert Lin

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Senior Research Scholar for Cyber Policy and Security, Stanford University

Herbert Lin is senior research scholar for cyber policy and security at the Center for International Security and Cooperation and Hank J. Holland Fellow in Cyber Policy and Security at the Hoover Institution, both at Stanford University. He is also the Chief Scientist, Emeritus for the Computer Science and Telecommunications Board, National Research Council (NRC) of the National Academies, where he served from 1990 through 2014 as study director of major projects on public policy and information technology, and a non-resident Adjunct Senior Research Scholar and Senior Fellow in Cybersecurity at the Saltzman Institute for War and Peace Studies in the School for International and Public Affairs at Columbia University; and a member of the Science and Security Board of the Bulletin of Atomic Scientists. He recently served on President Obama’s Commission on Enhancing National Cybersecurity. Lin was formerly a professional staff member and staff scientist for the House Armed Services Committee, where his portfolio included defense policy and arms control issues.

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