Cybersecurity & Tech

Hacking and Cybersecurity: Class 2, Get to Know Your Operating System

Benjamin Wittes, Sean O'Brien, Scott Shapiro
Wednesday, July 12, 2023, 12:30 PM
The second class of Lawfare's cybersecurity and hacking course is now available to the public.

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This is the second class of Lawfare's live course on hacking and cyber security. Scott Shapiro of the Yale Law School and Sean O'Brien of the Yale Privacy Lab discuss the basics of admin and root access, what kernels are, and more.

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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.
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.

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