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Susan Landau

Bridge Professor in Cyber Security and Policy

Tufts University



Computer Science Cryptography Cybersecurity Law National Security Privacy

Susan Landau is Bridge Professor of Cyber Security and Policy in the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy and the School of Engineering, Department of Computer Science, Tufts University. Landau has recently published Listening In: Cybersecurity in an Insecure Age; she is also the author of Surveillance or Security? The Risks Posed by New Wiretapping Technologies and co-author, with Whitfield Diffie, of Privacy on the Line: The Politics of Wiretapping and Encryption. Landau has testified before Congress, written for the Washington Post, Science, and Scientific American, and frequently appears on NPR and BBC. Landau has been a senior staff Privacy Analyst at Google and a Distinguished Engineer at Sun Microsystems. She was inducted into the Cybersecurity Hall of Fame in 2015, was a 2012 Guggenheim fellow, a 2010-2011 fellow at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, and received the 2008 Women of Vision Social Impact Award. She is a fellow of the AAAS and the ACM.

Keywords: encryption policy, surveillance, wiretapping, cybersecurity policy, privacy