Cybersecurity & Tech

Putting the Tech into Cybersecurity Policy: A Workshop for Social Science and Legal Scholars

Susan Landau
Wednesday, January 18, 2023, 11:45 AM

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June 19-22, 2023

This 4-day workshop is for social scientists and legal scholars working on cybersecurity policy.  Its intent is to provide an introduction to the technical aspects of cybersecurity, including hardware, software, networking, and cryptography. This will be from both, a hands-on, practical perspective, as well as a theoretical one. Participants will learn not only how computers and networks function but will also practice and discuss actual attacks in hands-on labs. The workshop will then link these technical topics to key policy challenges. 

The workshop is meant to help scholars of cybersecurity to better understand the fundamental technical underpinnings of their field, enabling them to apply a technical lens to their research projects. This workshop is aimed at PhD candidates (3rd year and up), law students (2L and 3L), post-docs, and junior faculty who are working on the social, policy, and legal aspects of IT and information security implications.  Thanks to the generosity of the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, we are able to provide attendees with transportation, lodging, and meal costs (we will ask attendees to keep flights within our cost guidance). We will handle hotel bookings, adding attendees to room blocks we have arranged.

Information about the program can be found here.

Susan Landau is Bridge Professor in The Fletcher School and Tufts School of Engineering, Department of Computer Science, Tufts University, and is founding director of Tufts MS program in Cybersecurity and Public Policy. Landau has testified before Congress and briefed U.S. and European policymakers on encryption, surveillance, and cybersecurity issues.

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