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Department of Computer Science

Josephine Wolff

Adjunct Assistant Professor
Computer Science
Assistant Professor of Cybersecurity

Josephine Wolff

Josephine Wolff

Adjunct Assistant Professor
Computer Science
Assistant Professor of Cybersecurity

Phone 617-617-3700
160 Packard Ave.
Research: 
cybersecurity policy, economics of information security, cyber-insurance, data breaches and liability
Biography: 

Josephine Wolff joined the School of Engineering and The Fletcher School as an assistant professor of cybersecurity policy in 2019. Her research interests include international Internet governance, cyber-insurance, security responsibilities and liability of online intermediaries, government-funded programs for cybersecurity education and workforce development, and the legal, political, and economic consequences of cybersecurity incidents. Her book "You'll See This Message When It Is Too Late: The Legal and Economic Aftermath of Cybersecurity Breaches" was published by MIT Press in 2018. Her writing on cybersecurity has also appeared in Slate, The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Atlantic, and Wired. Prior to joining Fletcher, she was an assistant professor of public policy at the Rochester Institute of Technology and a fellow at the New America Cybersecurity Initiative and Harvard's Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society. She received received a Ph.D. in Engineering Systems and M.S. in Technology and Policy from MIT, and an A.B. in mathematics from Princeton. As a student, she also spent time at Microsoft, the Center for Democracy and Technology, the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, and the Department of Defense.

Education: 
Ph.D., Massachusetts Institute of Technology
M.S., Massachusetts Institute of Technology
A.B., Princeton University