Susan Landau

Susan Landau

Academic Leave
160 Packard Avenue
Research/Areas of Interest:

Cybersecurity policy, Privacy, Communications Surveillance


  • Ph.D., Massachusetts Institute of Technology, United States, 1983
  • M.S., Cornell University, Ithaca, United States, 1979
  • B.A., Princeton University, Princeton, United States, 1976


Susan Landau works at the intersection of cybersecurity, national security, law, and policy. She has testified before Congress, written for the Washington Post, Science, and Scientific American, and frequently appears on NPR and BBC. Her previous positions include senior staff privacy analyst at Google, distinguished engineer at Sun Microsystems, and faculty member at Worcester Polytechnic Institute, the University of Massachusetts Amherst, and Wesleyan University.