Assistant Professor, Legal Studies and Business Ethics, Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania
Dr. Andrea M. Matwyshyn is a leading authority on corporate information security regulation, commercial and consumer privacy law, and technology law. She studies "hackers" - both destructive and entrepreneurial - and the legal and developmental psychology consequences of machine-human convergence, particularly for children.
In addition to her appointment as an Affiliate Scholar at CIS, she is an assistant professor in the Legal Studies and Business Ethics Department in the Wharton School and an affiliate of the Center for Technology, Innovation and Competition at the University of Pennsylvania Law School. She is also a member of the board of advisors of the EU-funded Network of Excellence in Internet Science (EINS) project at the Oxford Internet Institute.
She hearts gadgets.
Imagine that a random car is periodically driving across your front yard, leaving tire treads and gouges on your otherwise pristine lawn. How would you handle it? You might set up a surveillance camera to capture an image of the license plate and driver and then share the image with the police. You might install a fence.
"“The reputational issues … really matter when a consumer is faced with trusting a machine with her safety and getting from point A to Point B without fear of malfunction and/or compromise and the result is potentially physical dismemberment and death,” said Andrea Matwyshyn, professor of law and computer science at Northeastern University and an affiliate scholar at the Center for Internet and Society at Stanford University.
"According to Andrea Matwyshyn, professor of law and computer science at Northeastern University, if companies help cyber criminals make money off hacks, they will only continue.
"Andrea Matwyshyn, a professor of law and computer science at Northeastern University, said that unless the owner or operator of a system specifically authorizes an attempt to guess a password, anyone who does so and enters that system could be charged under the CFAA. It wouldn't matter whether the password was obtained through insider knowledge or via a brute force attack, she said."
""The legal and technological challenges of the Internet of Things will transfer into this Internet of Bodies," Matwyshyn said, "particularly the challenges we've faced with respect to rampant security vulnerabilities in the Internet of Things.""
"When it comes to fighting cyber crimes in Hollywood, it’s a case of pay now or pay later. Matwyshyn said the entertainment industry is a prime target for hackers because the stakes are high, and those who work in the industry may not be paying close attention to internet security practices. It’s relatively easy to send a “phishing” email to a studio executive, advising them to click on a link. And just like that, hackers are in.
This year’s Security of Things Forum will feature two tracks: Leaders and Hackers that are intended to balance high-level talks and panel discussions focused on the operational and policy impacts of securing the Internet of Things with a variety of hands-on demonstrations, tutorials and granular “shop talks” on everything to IoT device hacking to protocols and platform as a service options, to securing IoT devices in enterprises and critical infrastructure settings.
Andrea Matwyshyn, a professor at Northeastern University Law School, and David Greene, Civil Liberties director at the Electronic Frontier Foundation, discuss Twitter’s Wednesday victory after a federal judge ruled that the social media platform cannot be held responsible for the Islamic State’s use of the network to spread propaganda.
Andrea Matwyshyn, a law professor at Northeastern University Law School, and David Levine, a professor at the Elon University School of Law, discuss a federal appeals court ruling that could make it easier for the government to bring criminal charges against people who share passwords for online accounts. In a 2-1 decision, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals in Washington D.C. upheld the conviction of a man who was convicted under the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act of accessing his former employer’s computer system by convincing a then-employee to share her password.
Bloomberg Law Brief with June Grasso. Andrea Matwyshyn, a law professor at Northeastern University, and Nate Cardozo, a lawyer at the Electronic Frontier Foundation, discuss the ongoing dispute between Apple and the U.S. Government, which presses on as Apple continues to fight back against a court order requiring it to write software that would help the FBI unlock an iPhone used by one of the San Bernardino shooters. Now, Apple is planning to argue that the computer code in their devices is a unique creative work that should be protected by First Amendment of the U.S. Constitution.
Today’s topic: Apple and its decision to pick a fight with the U.S. government over demands to create a security "back-door" into its iPhones, so investigators can unlock a phone used by one of the San Berardino shooters. Bloomberg Law host June Grasso spoke to Robert Mintz, a partner at McCarter and English, and Andrea Matwyshyn (like magician), a law professor at Northeastern University and former FTC senior policy adviser
Robert Mintz, a partner at McCarter and English, and Andrea Matwyshyn, a law professor at Northeastern University and former FTC senior policy adviser, discuss Apple’s battle with the government over a court order that would force the tech giant to create a backdoor into its devices. The case, which revolves around an iPhone that was used by one of the shooters in the San Bernardino terrorist attacks, is just the latest conflict between Apple and the government over encryption. They spoke with Bloomberg Law host June Grasso on Bloomberg Radio’s "Bloomberg Law."