Paul Rosenzweig is a senior fellow of with the R Street Institute, where he works on legal and policy issues relating to cybersecurity, national security, and tech policy, including the intersection of privacy and security.
In addition to his work at R Street, which he joined in November 2017, Paul continues to manage a small cybersecurity consulting company called Red Branch Consulting and to teach at the George Washington University School of Law. From 2005 to 2009, he was deputy assistant secretary for policy at the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.
Paul is the author of Cyber Warfare: How Conflicts in Cyberspace are Challenging America and Changing the World and of two video lecture series from The Great Courses: Thinking About Cybersecurity: From Cyber Crime to Cyber Warfare and The Surveillance State: Big Data, Freedom, and You.
He is co-author, with James Jay Carafano, of Winning the Long War: Lessons from the Cold War for Defeating Terrorism and Preserving Freedom and co-editor, with Timothy McNulty and Ellen Shearer, of two books: Whistleblowers, Leaks and the Media: The First Amendment and National Security, and National Security Law in the News: A Guide for Journalists, Scholars, and Policymakers.
Paul was a 2011 Carnegie Fellow in National Security Journalism at Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism.
He received his bachelor’s in chemistry from Haverford College, his master’s in chemical oceanography from the University of California at San Diego’s Scripps Institution of Oceanography and his juris doctor from the University of Chicago.
A married father of two grown stepsons and eight grandchildren, Paul splits his time between Washington, D.C., and Atenas, Costa Rica. His cats Luke and Leia, guard the Costa Rican house and protect against the “dark side” (i.e., rodents and snakes).
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