Herbert Lin

Herbert Lin is chief scientist at the Computer Science and Telecommunications Board, National Research Council (NRC) of the National Academies, where he has been study director of major projects on public policy and information technology. In cybersecurity, these studies include a 1996 study on national cryptography policy, a 1999 study of Defense Department systems for command, control, communications, computing, and intelligence, a 2008 study on privacy and information technology, a 2007 study on cybersecurity research, a 2009 study on offensive information warfare (Technology, Policy, Law, and Ethics Regarding US Acquisition and Use of Cyberattack Capabilities), and a 2010 study on cyber deterrence (Proceedings of a Workshop on Deterring Cyberattacks: Informing Strategies and Developing Options for U.S. Policy). Prior to his NRC service, he was a professional staff member and staff scientist for the House Armed Services Committee, where his portfolio included defense policy and arms control issues.