Prof. Jeff Kosseff
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.