Josephine Wolff

Cybersecurity Initiative Fellow

Josephine Wolff was a Class of 2016 & 2017 Cybersecurity Initiative Fellow. She will write a book about a series of cybersecurity incidents over the course of the past decade, tracing their economic and legal aftermath and their impact on the current state of technical, social, and political lines of defense. She received her PhD from MIT in 2015 and is joining the Rochester Institute of Technology faculty in the public policy and computing security departments. She is also a faculty associate at the Harvard Berkman Center for Internet & Society. Her writing has appeared in Slate, The Atlantic, Scientific American, The New Republic, Newsweek, and The New York Times Opinionator blog. She has an AB in mathematics from Princeton University.

All Work

FELLOWS
Cybersecurity – Personal Safety, Professional Opportunities

CYBERSECURITY INITIATIVE, FELLOWS and FUTURE TENSE
Practicing Good Personal Cybersecurity Isn’t Just About Protecting Yourself

Josephine Wolff wrote for Slate about good personal cybersecurity.


CYBERSECURITY INITIATIVE
The Ransomware Attack That Locked Hotel Guests Out of Their Rooms

Josephine Wolff wrote for Slate about the ransomware attack that locked guests out of their hotel rooms.


FELLOWS
How a 2011 Hack You’ve Never Heard of Changed the Internet’s Infrastructure

Josephine Wolff writes for the Slate about the 2011 DigiNotar hack and its implications for internet security infrastructure


FUTURE TENSE
Cyber Is Not a Noun

Josephine Wolff knows what "cyber" means. Do you?


CYBERSECURITY INITIATIVE
The Democrats' Other Server Problem

Josphine Wolff writes for Slate that the DNC should have outsourced its email to Google, Yahoo, or another major company.


CYBERSECURITY INITIATIVE
Privacy From What?

Josephine Wolff wrote for Slate about a new play starring Daniel Radcliffe that shows just how muddled our conversations about data are.


CYBERSECURITY INITIATIVE and FUTURE TENSE
Is It Really Illegal to Share Your Netflix Password?

Josephine Wolff wrote for Future Tense about the effect of the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act.


CYBERSECURITY INITIATIVE and NEW AMERICA
How Worried Should You Be About Your Printer Security?

As the devices become more sophisticated, vulnerabilities increase.


CYBERSECURITY INITIATIVE and NEW AMERICA
None of the Above

Website security questions stress me out. How am I supposed to choose and remember a favorite book or favorite teacher?


FELLOWS and NEW AMERICA
Will We Ever Solve Cybersecurity’s “Attribution Problem?”

Identifying the perpetrators of cyberattacks is important—but it’s no magic bullet.


FUTURE TENSE, OPEN TECHNOLOGY INSTITUTE and NEW AMERICA
Ben Carson's Cybersecurity Plan Is Terrible. But At Least He Has One.

It’s old news by now that Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson—despite his medical degree—has a tenuous relationship with science.