Prof. Jeff Kosseff

U.S. Naval Academy

Jeff is an assistant professor of cybersecurity law in the U.S. Naval Academy’s Cyber Science Department. He is the author of several books, including, The Twenty-Six Words That Created the Internet, a history of Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act, (2019, Cornell University Press), and Cybersecurity Law, a textbook and treatise published (Wiley, 2017), with a second edition released in 2019. Jeff practiced cybersecurity, privacy, and First Amendment law at Covington & Burling, and clerked for Judge Milan D. Smith, Jr., U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit and Judge Leonie M. Brinkema , U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia. Before becoming a lawyer, he was a technology and political journalist for The Oregonian and was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize for national reporting and recipient of the George Polk Award for national reporting. He received a J.D. from Georgetown University Law Center, and a B.A. and M.P.P. from the University of Michigan.