Josephine Wolff
Josephine Wolff

Josephine Wolff is an assistant professor of public policy and computing security at Rochester Institute of Technology and a faculty associate at the Harvard Berkman Center for Internet and Society. Follow her on Twitter.

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Sept. 27 2016 11:15 AMThe Hacking Law That Can’t Hack ItThe five cases that show how the frustrating and confusing 30-year-old Computer Fraud and Abuse Act is.
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Aug. 17 2016 4:10 PMWhat Exactly Are the NSA Hackers Trying to Accomplish?This breach is very different from what we usually see.
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Aug. 9 2016 9:30 AMWhere Is the Snapchat for Work?Office gossip and snark should disappear automatically.
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July 19 2016 3:00 PMPrivacy From What?A new play starring Daniel Radcliffe shows just how muddled our conversations about data are.
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July 6 2016 7:30 AMMaking a New PipelineHow Israel is training teenagers from underrepresented groups to work on cybersecurity.
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June 6 2016 12:52 PMThe Fed Had 51 “Cyberbreaches”That doesn’t mean anything.
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April 14 2016 1:54 PMWhy Computer Science Programs Don’t Require Cybersecurity ClassesThere’s actually a very good reason.
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March 23 2016 12:11 PMNone of the AboveWhy is United using multiple-choice security questions?
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Feb. 18 2016 2:10 PMSometimes, You Have to Give In to RansomwareLessons from the Hollywood hospital that paid $17,000 to free its computer systems.
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Jan. 28 2016 1:58 PMBen Carson’s Cybersecurity Plan Is Terrible. But At Least He Has One.
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Jan. 15 2016 8:53 AMHow an Attempt to Give Users More Control Over Their Data Opened a Door for a New Scam
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Nov. 24 2015 12:52 PMThe OPM Data Breach Is Putting a Damper on My ThanksgivingI have to break the news to friends and family that their information was compromised.
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Oct. 28 2015 11:09 AMSenate Worked Hard to Ignore Privacy Concerns About Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act
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Oct. 6 2015 2:41 PMCybersecurity: The Lame GameThe U.K. uses a game to try to identify cyber talent—but it’s perplexingly boring and buggy.
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Sept. 9 2015 12:13 PMHire (Some of) the HackersThe U.S. government needs cybersecurity experts who have thought like intruders.
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Sept. 9 2016 12:15 PMCyber Is Not a NounWhen you use it that way, it sounds like you don’t know what you’re talking about.
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Aug. 9 2016 5:02 PMApple Has Decided to Pay Bounties to Hackers. It’s About Time.
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July 26 2016 12:00 PMThe Democrats’ Other Server ProblemThe DNC should have outsourced its email to Google, Yahoo, or another major company.
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July 12 2016 8:00 AMIs It Really Illegal to Share Your Netflix Password?The confusion over the 30-year-old Computer Fraud and Abuse Act.
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June 28 2016 9:18 AMThe Peculiar Endurance of the Physical SignatureWhy do we still have to print out forms, sign them, and scan them back in?
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May 3 2016 11:56 AMHacking AirplanesCybersecurity is even more important when you’re up in the air.
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April 6 2016 11:12 AMHow Worried Should You Be About Your Printer Security?As the devices become more sophisticated, vulnerabilities increase.
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March 17 2016 9:30 AMWill We Ever Solve Cybersecurity’s “Attribution Problem?” Identifying the perpetrators of cyberattacks is important—but it’s no magic bullet. 
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Feb. 12 2016 9:14 AMThe Malware Museum Shows Just How Cute the Internet Was in the ’80s and ’90s
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Jan. 22 2016 9:39 AMCalling Humans the “Weakest Link” in Computer Security Is Dangerous and Unhelpful
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Dec. 14 2015 5:24 PMKazakhstan’s Unsettling New Cybersecurity Plan
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Nov. 11 2015 9:00 AMHackathons Have a Gender ProblemAnd they might explain why it’s so difficult to attract women to work in cybersecurity.
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Oct. 16 2015 2:07 PMThis Common Cryptography Method Is Alarmingly Vulnerable
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Sept. 23 2015 3:18 PMYou Do Not Need Personal Cybersecurity Insurance
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Aug. 26 2015 4:33 PMWhat Exactly Does Reasonable Mean?The FTC’s maddening attempts to hold companies liable for cybersecurity lapses.

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