Cybersecurity & Tech

Hacking and Cybersecurity: Class 1, Practical Cybersecurity

Sean O'Brien, Scott Shapiro, Benjamin Wittes
Tuesday, May 23, 2023, 10:58 AM
The first class of Lawfare's cybersecurity and hacking course is now available to the public.

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In the Fall 2022, we launched Lawfare's first live course—on hacking and cybersecurity. At the time, only material supporters of Lawfare were able to access the course and its materials. That has now changed.

We are delighted to release the recordings of the class to the general public. Over the next few weeks, we will be posting more class videos to the site so that you too can learn to hack, right here on Lawfare.

This is the first class, in which Scott Shapiro of the Yale Law School and Sean O'Brien of the Yale Privacy Lab discuss their approach to hacking and the class, to information security, and more.

You can access all course materials at

Sean O’Brien is a subject-matter expert in cybersecurity, privacy, Web3, and Free and Open Source Software (FOSS). Sean teaches classes on Web3 and Blockchain at Yale as well as Hacking and Cybersecurity at Lawfare. He is a Visiting Fellow at the Information Society Project at Yale Law School, where he founded and leads the Privacy Lab initiative.
Scott J. Shapiro is the Charles F. Southmayd Professor of Law and Professor of Philosophy at Yale Law School, where he is the Director of the Centre for Law and Philosophy. He is also the Visiting Quain Professor of Jurisprudence at University College, London. He earned his BA and PhD degrees in philosophy from Columbia University and a JD from Yale Law School. He is the author of The Internationalists (with Oona Hathaway), Legality and editor of The Oxford Handbook of Jurisprudence and the Philosophy of Law.
Benjamin Wittes is editor in chief of Lawfare and a Senior Fellow in Governance Studies at the Brookings Institution. He is the author of several books.

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