Laurin B. Weissinger

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Laurin B. Weissinger is the Cybersecurity Fellow at the Center for Global Legal Challenges and a Lecturer in Law at Yale Law School.

Laurin studies and teaches cybersecurity from a holistic socio-technological perspective and utilizes multidisciplinary methods to explore the technical, social, and political aspects of cybersecurity in practice, as well as global cyber governance.

His research focuses on the problem of trust assurance in cyber security, (cyber) security threats more generally, cooperation in international and organizational cybersecurity, risk analysis, security policy, as well as cybercrime and anti-abuse.

Additionally, Laurin has international cybersecurity policy experience and serves as a Vice-Chair for the Second Security, Stability, and Resiliency Review for ICANN, the International Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers.

Laurin’s research and policy work are informed by his over sixteen years working in IT as a systems administrator and architect in the healthcare industry, as well as in technology consulting.

In terms of research methodology, Laurin has considerable experience in (expert) interviewing; policy and technical analysis; as well as quantitative data analysis, particularly network analysis and statistics. Having collected primary data for all his research, he is also experienced in organizing and conducting data collection in the field. He serves as a guest editor for a special issue on data collection for the Social Networks Journal.

Laurin received his DPhil (PhD) from University of Oxford, where he conducted an in-depth study of trust assurance in cybersecurity. Additionally, Laurin holds an MSc from Oxford, an MPhil from the University of Cambridge, and a BA from University of Birmingham. Laurin is a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP).

Other Profiles and Affiliations

Yale Law School

Yale Law School, Information Society Project

The Internet Law and Policy Foundry

Yale Privacy Lab


Nuffield College, University of Oxford

Cybersecurity Oxford, University of Oxford

ExLegi Institute, Department of Sociology, University of Oxford

Visiting Scholar, Center for Long-Term Cybersecurity, School of Information, University of California, Berkeley

Visiting Scholar, Department of Behavioral Sciences, Utrecht University


2019 - Cybersecurity at Yale Law School - Syllabus

2019 - Reading Group: Cybersecurity Policy at Yale Law School - Syllabus

2018 - Cybersecurity at Yale Law School

Tutor at different Oxford colleges


Available on request.

Working Papers