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 and a part-time senior strategist at the National Risk Management Center at the US Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency. Prior to this, he was the founding director of the Cyber Statecraft Initiative of the Atlantic Council where he created the global “Cyber 9/12” student cyber-policy competition. 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 keynote 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.
Jason has been a founding member (plankowner) of the Office of the National Cyber Director at the White House (2022) as well as 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. During first his time in the White House from 2003 to 2005, he was a director for cyber policy and helped advise the President and coordinate efforts to secure US cyberspace and critical infrastructure. During two stints at Goldman Sachs, he created the firm’s first cyber incident response capability 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.
He was on the Defense Science Board task force on cyber deterrence and is on the review board of the DEF CON and Black Hat security conferences. Jason is a founding member and past 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. He is a 1991 graduate of the US Air Force Academy and has been an improv comedian in Washington DC and Hong Kong.
Jason Healey, A Fierce Domain: Cyber Conflict, 1986 to 2012 (Arlington, VA: Cyber Conflict Studies Association, 2013).
Jason Healey et al., Cyber Security Policy Guidebook (Hoboken, NJ: Wiley, 2012).
Jason Healey and Virpratap Vikran Singh, “Situational Cyber Stability and the Future of Escalating Cyber Conflict,” in Piret Penik, ed., Cyberspace Strategic Outlook 2030 (CCDCOE Publications, 2022).
Jason Healey, Patricia Mosser, Katheryn Rosen, Alexander Wortman, “The Ties That Bind: A Framework to Assess the Linkage Between Cyber Risks and Financial Stability,” Journal of Financial Transformation 53 (2021).
Jason Healey, “Who’s in Control: Balance in Cyber’s Public-Private Sector Partnerships,” Georgetown Journal of International Affairs 18, no. 3 (Fall 2017).
Jason Healey and Klara Jordan, “Setting Priorities on Cybersecurity,” Democracy Today 40 (Spring 2016).
Jason Healey, “Claiming the Air Force’s Lost Cyber Heritage,” Strategic Studies Quarterly 6, no. 3 (Fall 2012).
Jason Healey and Hannah Pitts, “Applying International Environmental Legal Norms to Cyber Statecraft,” I/S: A Journal of Law and Policy for the Information Society 8, no. 2 (Summer 2012).
Jason Healey, “The Five Futures of Cyber Conflict and Cooperation,” Georgetown Journal of International Affairs, International Engagement on Cyber: Establishing International Norms and Improved Cybersecurity (2011).
Jason Healey, “Four ways to address cyberconflict – and how analytics can help,” Intelligence Quarterly, a Journal of Advanced Analytics (2011).
Jason Healey, “The Spectrum of National Responsibility for Cyberattacks,” Brown Journal of World Affairs 18, no. 1 (Fall-Winter 2011).
Jason Healey and Greg Rattray, “Categorizing and Understanding Offensive Cyber Capabilities and Their Use,” Proceedings of a Workshop on Deterring Cyber Attacks: Informing Strategies and Developing Options for U.S. Policy (2010).
Jason Healey, “Global Implications of the US-China Cyber Relationship,” in Caitrίona Helena Heinl and Tan E. Guang Eugene, eds., Cybersecurity: Emerging Issues, Trends, Technologies and Threats in 2015 and Beyond (Singapore: S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies, 2016).
Michelle Cantos and Jason Healey, “What’s Next for Putin in Ukraine? Cyber Escalation,” in Kenneth Geers, ed., Cyber War in Perspective: Russian Aggression against Ukraine (Tallinn: NATO CCDCOE, 2015).
Jason Healey and Alexander Klimburg, “Strategic Goals & Stakeholders,” in Alexander Klimburg, ed., National Cyber Security Framework Manual, NATO Cooperative Cyber Defense Center of Excellence (2012).
Jason Healey and Eric Luiijf, “Organisational Structures and Considerations,” in Alexander Klimburg, ed., National Cyber Security Framework Manual, NATO Cooperative Cyber Defense Center of Excellence (2012).
Chris Evans, Jason Healey, and Greg Rattray, “American Security in the Cyber Commons,” in Abraham M. Denmark and James Mulvenon, eds., The Contested Commons: The Future of American Power in a Multipolar World (Washington, DC: Center for a New American Security, 2010).
Other Articles, Testimony and Reports
Jason Healey, “Ukrainian Cyber War Confirms the Lesson: Cyber Power Requires Soft Power,” Council on Foreign Relations: Net Politics, 4 April 2023.
Jason Healey and Olivia Grinberg, “‘Patriotic Hacking’ is No Exception,” Lawfare, 27 September 2022.
Jason Healey, “Cyber Operations and Maschmeyer’s ‘Subversion Trilemma,'” Lawfare, 14 July 2022.
Jason Healey and Stephanie Crider, “A Bizarre Pair: Counterinsurgency Lessons for Cyber Conflict,” Decisive Point Podcast, 26 April 2022.
Jason Healey, “Preventing Cyber Escalation In Ukraine And After,” War on the Rocks, 9 March 2022.
Jason Healey, “What’s The Role Of Cyber Warfare In Russia’s War With Ukraine?” Science Friday Podcast, 4 March 2022.
Jason Healey, “Preparing For Inevitable Cyber Surprise,” War on the Rocks, 12 January 2022.
Jason Healey and Luke McNamara, “Conflict And Escalation In Cyberspace,” interview with Luke McNamara, Eye on Security Podcast, 1 December 2021.
Jason Healey and Virpratap Vikram Singh, “Using COVID-19 to Double Down on Cyber Norms,” Council on Foreign Relations: Net Politics, 21 May 2020.
Jason Healey, “Why the FBI will eventually reveal its iPhone hack to Apple,” Christian Science Monitor, 25 March 2016.
Jason Healey, “How NSA reorganization could squander remaining trust,” Christian Science Monitor, 4 February 2016.
Jason Healey, “Winning and Losing in Cyberspace,” 2016 8th International Conference on Cyber Conflict (2016).
Jason Healey, “Overcome by Cyber Risks? Economic Benefits and Costs of Alternate Cyber Futures,” Atlantic Council, 2015.
Jason Healey, “Poisoning the Internet won’t stop more Paris attacks,” Christian Science Monitor, 17 November 2015.
Jason Healey and Anni Piiparinen, “Did China Just Hack the International Court Adjudicating Its South China Sea Territorial Claims?” The Diplomat, 27 October 2015.
Jason Healey, “Even if flawed, cyber theft deal with China a win for Obama,” Christian Science Monitor, 25 September 2015.
Jason Healey, “Restraint is the best weapon against Chinese hacks,” Christian Science Monitor, 9 September 2015.
Jason Healey, “#CyberDeflategate and the beginning of sports hacking,” Christian Science Monitor, 19 June 2015.
Jason Healey, “Commentary: Cyber Command as a 5-Year-Old,” Defense News, 19 June 2015.
Jason Healey, “The Healthcare Internet of Things: Risks and Rewards,” Atlantic Council, 18 March 2015.
Jason Healey, “Estonia’s Democracy Goes Digital,” The National Interest, 17 March 2015.
Jason Healey, “Will 2015 be the year we shoot back in cyberspace?,” CSM Passcode, 13 March 2015.
Jason Healey, “Breaking the Cyber-Sharing Logjam,” Atlantic Council, 1 February 2015.
Jason Healey, “Confidence Building Measures in Cyberspace: A Multistakeholder Approach for Stability and Security,” Atlantic Council, 4 November 2014.
Jason Healey, “The Internet: A Lawless Wild West?,” The National Interest, 11 June 2014.
Jason Healey and Dan Riordan, “Managing Internet Risks to prevent a cyber catastrophe,” Denver Post, 29 April 2014.
Jason Healey, “Beyond data breaches,” Atlantic Council Report with Zurich Insurance Group, 16 April 2014.
Jason Healey and Michael Kerner, “Surviving Cyber’s Subprime Moment,” US News and World Report, 16 April 2014.
Jason Healey, “How Emperor Alexander Militarized American Cyberspace,” Foreign Policy, 6 November 2013.
Jason Healey, “Time to split the Cyber ‘Deep State’ of NSA and Cyber Command,” Huffington Post, 2 October 2013.
Jason Healey, “Don’t Worry About Cyber Retaliation After a Syria Strike,” US News and World Report, 7 September 2013.
Jason Healey, “On China Cyber Espionage, US Should Shout But Also Listen,” Atlantic Council, 18 April 2013.
Jason Healey, “Stuxnet and the Dawn of Algorithmic Warfare,” Huffington Post, 16 April 2013.
Jason Healey, “North Korea’s Cyber Stunts Aren’t War, So Act Accordingly,” US News and World Report, 9 April 2013.
Jason Healey, “Cyberwar Isn’t An Existential Threat to the U.S.,” US News and World Report, 20 March 2013.
Jason Healey, “Obama’s Cyberwarfare Strategy Will Backfire,” US News and World Report, 8 March 2013.
Jason Healey, “How the U.S. Should Respond to Chinese Cyberespionage,” US News and World Report, 19 February 2013.
Jason Healey, “Addressing Cyber Instability,” Cyber Conflict Studies Association, 2012.
Jason Healey, “Cybersecurity Pipe Dreams,” The National Interest, 27 July 2012.
Jason Healey, “Cybersecurity Legislation Should Force US Government to Listen Less and Speak More,” The Atlantic, 15 March 2012.
Jason Healey, “Protecting Humanitarian Interests in Cyber Conflict,” Atlantic Council, 10 June 2011.
Jason Healey, “Select Foreign Response to the U.S. International Cyber Strategy,” Atlantic Council’s New Atlanticist Blog, 31 May 2011.
Jason Healey, “Bringing a Gun to a Knife Fight: Striking Back in Cyber Conflict,” Atlantic Council, 24 May 2011.
Jason Healey, “Cyber Workforce Ferris Wheel,” Atlantic Council, 3 May 2011.
Jason Healey, “America’s New Cyberspace Strategy,” Atlantic Council, 16 May 2011.
Jason Healey and Greg Rattray, “Threat and Promise of Non-State Cyber Actors,” America’s Cyber Future: Security and Prosperity in the Information Age (2011).