Laurin Weissinger

Lecturer in Law (fall term); Research Scholar in Law; Cyber Fellow, Center for Global Legal Challenges; and Resident Fellow, Information Society Project


Laurin Weissinger is a Lecturer in Law; Research Scholar in Law; the Cybersecurity Fellow at the Center for Global Legal Challenges; and Resident Fellow, the Information Society Project at Yale Law School.

 

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Laurin Weissinger

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Education & Curriculum Vitae


D.Phil. (Ph.D.), University of Oxford, 2018

M.S., University of Oxford, 2014
M.Phil., University of Cambridge, 2012
B.A., University of Birmingham, 2011

Courses Taught


  • Cybersecurity

Laurin Weissinger is a Lecturer in Law; Research Scholar in Law; the Cybersecurity Fellow at the Center for Global Legal Challenges; and Resident Fellow, the Information Society Project at Yale Law School.

He works on cybercrime and the problem of trust assurance in cybersecurity, covering both technical and socio-political questions. Trained as a social scientist, he has also spent over 15 years working in IT as a systems administrator, and worked in consulting with a focus on technology. Through his research, Weissinger studies cooperation in international and organisational cybersecurity, focussing on how better trust building and cooperation could improve security provision. He is also working various aspects of cybersecurity policy, and one of the Vice Chairs of the Second Security, Stability, and Resiliency Review for ICANN, the International Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers. Last but not least, he is developing novel methods for assessing cyber risk within organizations. Most of these projects are based on quantitative network analysis to identify key structures, for example the way defenders counteract attacks but also which individuals, processes, or systems are most at risk for a cyberattack, based on factors such as their access to high-value data and their relationships to other nodes in the network.

During his DPhil (PhD) at the University of Oxford, he was affiliated with Cyber Security Oxford and worked at the Extra-Legal Governance Institute, which focuses on the study of economic and social activity governed by institutions and structures outside the state. He is a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP), and earned a B.A. from University of Birmingham, an M.Phil. from the University of Cambridge, and an M.S. from the University of Oxford.