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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Jan. 17 2019 11:24 AMBiometrics vs. the Fifth AmendmentA judge has issued a baffling decision on forcing suspects to use a thumb to unlock a device.
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Jan. 10 2019 4:21 PMThe Shutdown Is Hurting CybersecurityAnd the consequences could last long after the government reopens.
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Dec. 4 2018 2:40 PMDon’t Get Carried Away With CybersecurityA new bill that would jail executives for not stopping some data breaches goes too far.
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Nov. 27 2018 9:30 AM“An Epic Nightmare”What came after the Sony breach.
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Oct. 10 2018 10:34 AMGoogle Did the Right ThingDespite negative coverage, the company handled the vulnerability around Google Plus properly.
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Sept. 28 2018 8:00 AMStudents on the CaseUndergraduate interns from Notre Dame are serving as sworn officers in the St. Joseph County Cyber Crimes Unit.
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Aug. 23 2018 12:58 PMThe DNC Looks Increasingly Incompetent When It Comes to Cybersecurity
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July 30 2018 8:00 AMWhat Does Cyberinsurance Actually Cover?After a bank lost $2.4 million to hackers, its cyberinsurance company offered it $50,000.
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June 20 2018 3:49 PMThe Feds Love to Stack Charges When It Comes to CybercrimeThe many indictments of former CIA employee Joshua Schulte aren’t just about leaking information.
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May 29 2018 5:02 PMDid You Restart Your Router Like the FBI Asked?Or did you find an excuse not to because you aren’t comfortable messing with it?
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May 15 2018 3:06 PMThe Most Shocking Thing About Encrypted Email Being Vulnerable Is That Anyone Still Uses Encrypted Email
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March 23 2018 4:35 PMWhy University Networks Are So Tempting to Foreign HackersIt’s actually kind of sweet.
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March 5 2018 8:00 AMThe Internet Censor’s DilemmaThe more countries try to restrict virtual private networks, the more people use them.
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Feb. 12 2018 12:48 PMThe Real Reasons Why Cybercrimes May Be Vastly UndercountedCrimes that target victims online might be soaring. But law enforcement agencies aren’t keeping up.
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Jan. 5 2018 4:27 PMThe Bright Side of the Two Intel Chip Security Vulnerabilities
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Jan. 16 2019 3:30 PMPractice Hacktivism at Your Own RiskA hacker’s 10-year prison sentence shows that courts don’t care what an attacker’s motives are.
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Dec. 19 2018 12:39 PMThe Political Act of Blaming Someone for a CyberattackJust before Election Day, Georgia Secretary of State Brian Kemp accused Democrats of a breach. There’s still no evidence it happened.
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Dec. 3 2018 12:32 PMWhat’s Ransomware Without Cryptocurrency?The Treasury Department is trying something new to stop attacks like those that affected the city of Atlanta, hospitals, and many more.
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Oct. 24 2018 3:05 PMBringing Pop-Ups to a Knife FightThe U.S. government plans to let Russians meddling in the midterms know they’re being watched. It’s worth a shot.
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Oct. 4 2018 3:55 PMThere Is No Good Way to Stop China From Planting Microchips in American ElectronicsFundamentally, there is no way to secure a global supply chain and manufacturing process.
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Sept. 7 2018 3:29 PMA Democratic-Republican Deal Not to Use Hacked Materials in Campaigns Was Never Going to Work
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Aug. 22 2018 4:26 PMThe U.S. Can’t Shame Russia Into Stopping Its Election Interference
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July 19 2018 7:09 AMThe National Intelligence Director Issued a Warning About a Cyber 9/11-Like CyberattackBut what would that look like?
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June 1 2018 10:00 AMDon’t Pay the Ransom Unless You Really Have ToHow hospitals can protect themselves against ransomware.
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May 22 2018 3:22 PMThe Trump Administration’s Astounding Hypocrisy on Cybersecurity Goes Well Beyond “But Her Emails”
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April 5 2018 3:04 PMGamers Are Not the Answer to the Shortage of Cybersecurity WorkersGrowing the field based on the people already in it is a mistake.
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March 13 2018 4:04 PMWhy Is the U.S. Government Really Afraid Of a Qualcomm-Broadcom Merger?The “national security” reason doesn’t make much sense.
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Feb. 16 2018 4:12 PMWhat Good Is an Indictment for Online Election Meddling?The U.S. keeps filing indictments for cyberconflicts, even though nothing ever comes from them.
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Jan. 10 2018 4:13 PMThe U.S. Government Should Show Its WorkWashington is suspicious of Huawei smartphones—but it won’t tell us why.
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Dec. 20 2017 1:31 PMTrust but Verify—if You CanShould we believe the U.S. government when it blames North Korea for a cyberattack?

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