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.

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FELLOWS and NEW AMERICA
The OPM Data Breach Is Putting a Damper on My Thanksgiving

I have received a number of data breach notification letters over the past several years—from health insurance providers, from websites, fro


CYBERSECURITY INITIATIVE and NEW AMERICA
Hackathons Have a Gender Problem

Just less than one-third of American doctors are women, as are just more than one-third of American lawyers. Yet women make up just 10 perce


FELLOWS and NEW AMERICA
Cybersecurity: The Lame Game

The U.K. uses a game to try to identify cyber talent—but it’s perplexingly boring and buggy.