Scott Handler joined Facebook in December 2020 as Head of Strategic Process and Programs, Product Support Operations.
Prior to joining Facebook, Scott was Vice President of Strategy and Chief Information Security Officer at WireWheel–a privacy tech company that helps companies manage their data privacy practices. He was also a fellow in New America’s Cybersecurity Initiative.
As a White House Fellow in the Obama administration, Handler served as special advisor to the U.S. Secretary of Commerce. He served in a variety of command and staff positions during 22 years as an Army officer, including as a professor and director of international relations at West Point and second-in-command of a cyber operations battalion that he helped create and grow from 20 to over 450 persons. He commanded a military intelligence company and led an infantry scout platoon inside the demilitarized zone (DMZ) at Panmunjom, Korea. Handler was senior advisor to the Commander, U.S. Cyber National Mission Force, special assistant to the Director, National Security Agency and senior leadership team that created U.S. Cyber Command, and special assistant to two commanding generals of the Multi-National Security Transition Command-Iraq.
He earned a Ph.D. in political science from Stanford University, a M.U.R.P. from the University of Hawaii as an East-West Fellow, and a B.S. from the U.S. Military Academy. Handler is a French-American Foundation board member and was a Council on Foreign Relations term member.