Dr. Erica Lonergan (nee Borghard) is an Assistant Professor in the Army Cyber Institute at the United States Military Academy at West Point. She is also a Research Scholar in the Saltzman Institute of War and Peace Studies at Columbia University. Prior to that, she held positions as a senior fellow at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace and the Atlantic Council. Previously, Erica served as a Senior Director on the U.S. Cyberspace Solarium Commission. Erica also held an appointment as a Council on Foreign Relations International Affairs Fellow, with placement at JPMorgan Chase and US Cyber Command, and has served as an Assistant Professor and Executive Director of the Rupert H. Johnson Grand Strategy Program in the Department of Social Sciences at West Point. Erica has published on a range of topics related to cyber strategy and international politics. Her academic work has appeared in numerous journals, including American Political Science Review, Security Studies, Journal of Strategic Studies, Strategic Studies Quarterly, Joint Force Quarterly, Orbis, The Cyber Defense Review, Parameters, and Survival. Erica has also published opinion pieces in outlets such as WIRED, The Washington Post, Lawfare, War on the Rocks, the Council on Foreign Relations, and The National Interest. Erica’s co-authored book, Escalation Dynamics in Cyberspace, is forthcoming in 2022 with Oxford University Press. Erica received her PhD in Political Science from Columbia University. She is a term member at the Council on Foreign Relations.

Lonergan received her PhD in Political Science from Columbia University. She is a term member at the Council on Foreign Relations. Borghard also serves on the Board of Directors of the Cyber Conflict Studies Association, and is a member of the New York Cyber Task Force.

 

 

Principal Articles

Erica Borghard and Shawn W. Lonergan, “The Logic of Coercion in Cyberspace,” Security Studies 26, no. 3 (2017): 452-481.
Erica Borghard and Shawn W. Lonergan, “Can Status Calculate the Risks of Using Cyber Proxies?” Orbis 60, no. 3 (2016): 395-416.
Erica Borghard and Mira Rapp-Hooper, “Hizbullah and the Iranian Nuclear Programme,” Survival: Global Politics and Strategy 55, no. 4 (2013): 85-106.
Erica Borghard and Costantino Pischedda, “Allies and Airpower in Libya,” Parameters 64 (2012): 63-74.
Erica Borghard and Jack Snyder, “The Cost of Empty Threats: A Penny, Not a Pound,” American Political Science Review 105, no. 3 (2011).
Erica Borghard and Jack Snyder, “The Cost of Empty Threats: A Penny, Not a Pound,” The American Political Science Review 105, no. 3 (2011).

Book Chapters

Erica Borghard and James Mulvenon, “Strategic Implications of Cyber Conflict,” in Cyber Conflict: The State of the Field, eds. Jason Healey and Karl Grindal (Vienna, VA: Cyber Conflict Studies Association, 2018).

Other Articles, Testimoney and Reports

Erica Lonergan, “What the War in Ukraine Reveals About State-Backed Hacking,” Foreign Affairs, 15 April 2022.
Erica Borghard, “Russia’s Hack Wasn’t Cyberwar. That Complicates US Strategy,” Wired, 17 December 2020.

Erica Borghard, “Want to Tell Russia to Stop Hacking U.S. Systems? Here’s What Works – and What Doesn’t,” Washington Post, 16 March 2021.