As computers have become increasingly important for both teaching and practicing law, law professors have had to confront cybersecurity concerns ranging from cybercrime and espionage to digital privacy and online extortion. In this webinar, I will discuss both some hands-on practical cybersecurity best practices for law professors related to online communications and teaching, as well as some of the ongoing legal disputes and controversies around cybersecurity topics such as illegal hacking, spyware, and cyber-insurance claims. This webinar will be of particular interest to those who are concerned about online security for their own teaching and scholarship, or who are interested in how the topics they teach may be influenced by or applied to cybersecurity challenges. It assumes no prior technical knowledge and is intended to be accessible to a general audience.
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Josephine Wolff is an assistant professor of cybersecurity policy at the Tufts University Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy and a contributing opinion writer for the New York Times. Her book “You’ll See This Message When It Is Too Late: The Legal and Economic Aftermath of Cybersecurity Breaches” was published by MIT Press in 2018. Her writing on cybersecurity has appeared in Slate, The Washington Post, The Atlantic, Newsweek, Scientific American, and Wired.