Andi Wilson

Policy Analyst, Open Technology Institute

Andi Wilson is a policy analyst at New America’s Open Technology Institute where she focuses on issues including vulnerabilities equities, encryption, surveillance, and internet freedom. 

Before joining New America, Wilson received a master of global affairs degree through the Munk School at the University of Toronto. While there she conducted research on how revelations of increased internet surveillance have impacted the ability to identify global threats.

Wilson completed a placement at the Embassy of Canada in Bangkok, where she covered the transnational crime, human rights, and cyber files for Thailand, Myanmar, Cambodia, and Laos.

Her Honors BA is in political science, also from the University of Toronto.

All Work

OPEN TECHNOLOGY INSTITUTE
Hey Congress - Help the Hackers Out

Who do you call when your company or agency is confronting a massive data breach?


CYBERSECURITY INITIATIVE and OPEN TECHNOLOGY INSTITUTE
Bugs in the System

This primer on the vulnerability ecosystem offers policy recommendations to ensure that vulnerabilities are discovered & patched quickly.


OPEN TECHNOLOGY INSTITUTE
Squashing Car Bugs: What Chrysler’s new bounty program means for vulnerabilities research

Car companies are facing the same challenge as other computer-dependent industries - any product with a computer in it is hackable.


OPEN TECHNOLOGY INSTITUTE
How the FBI's Approach to Hacking Affects the Future of Vulnerabilities Research

Finding and selling vulnerabilities is actually a lucrative business opportunity for both individuals and for specialized companies.


CYBERSECURITY INITIATIVE and OPEN TECHNOLOGY INSTITUTE
Six (More) Technical Reasons Why Undermining Encryption is a Bad Idea

Two weeks ago some of the biggest names in cryptography published a paper on the threats posed by intentionally weakened encryption. Titled


CYBERSECURITY INITIATIVE and OPEN TECHNOLOGY INSTITUTE
Doomed to Repeat History? Lessons from the Crypto Wars of the 1990s

An overview of lessons from the Crypto Wars of the 1990s for current policy-makers.


OPEN TECHNOLOGY INSTITUTE
Updated #CryptoDebate Bibliography

OPEN TECHNOLOGY INSTITUTE
At Crypto Hearing, Best Arguments Against Backdoor Mandates Come from Members of Congress Themselves

Encryption advocates registered a big win this week when it became abundantly clear at a Congressional oversight hearing that lawmakers are


OPEN TECHNOLOGY INSTITUTE
The Human Rights Benefits of Encryption

OPEN TECHNOLOGY INSTITUTE
Remembering the lessons of the crypto wars