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Dr. Asaf Lubin is an Associate Professor of Law at Indiana University Maurer School of Law, a Faculty Associate at the Berkman Klein Center for Internet and Society at Harvard University, an Affiliated Fellow at Yale Law School’s Information Society Project, and a Visiting Scholar at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem Federmann Cyber Security Research Center.

Dr. Lubin’s research centers around the intersection of law and technology, particularly as it relates to the regulation of cybersecurity harms, liabilities, and insurance as well as policy design around governmental and corporate surveillance, data protection, and internet governance. His work draws on his experiences as a former intelligence analyst, Sergeant Major (Res.), with the IDF Intelligence Branch as well as his practical training and expertise in national security law and foreign policy. Dr. Lubin’s work additionally reflects his time spent serving as a Robert L. Bernstein International Human Rights Fellow with Privacy International, a London-based nonprofit organization devoted to advancing the right to privacy in the digital age and curtailing unfettered forms of governmental and corporate surveillance.

Prior to moving to Indiana University, Dr. Lubin held numerous academic and governmental positions including as a Cybersecurity Policy Postdoctoral Fellow at the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University, as an Expert Contributor to the United Nations Office of Drugs and Crime (UNODC) Group for the Education for Justice (E4J) Module Series on Cybercrime, as an Articled Clerk for the International Law Division of the Israeli Ministry of Foreign Affairs Office of the Legal Advisor, and as a Research Assistant to the Turkel Public Commission of Inquiry into the Maritime Incident of May 31st 2010 established under the Israeli Prime Minister’s Office.

Dr. Lubin is the author of two forthcoming books "The International Law of Intelligence" (Oxford University Press, 2023) and "Teaching Cybersecurity Law and Policy" (Edward Elgar, 2023). Dr. Lubin has additionally co-edited the book-length anthology "Rights to Privacy and Data Protection in Armed Conflict" (NATO CCDCOE, 2022). Dr. Lubin holds a dual degree in law and international relations (LL.B./B.A., magna cum laude, 14’) from Hebrew University of Jerusalem, and Master of Laws (LL.M., 15’) and Doctor of the Science of Law (J.S.D., 20’) degrees from Yale Law School. He additionally attended The Hague Academy of International Law and interned for the United Nations International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia. Dr. Lubin has previously taught seminars in public and private international law, cybersecurity and cyber risk management, tort law, international human rights and humanitarian law, and criminal procedure and counterterrorism. He has published with the Harvard International Law Journal, the Yale Journal of International Law, the Harvard National Security Journal, the Connecticut Insurance Law Journal, The Journal of Law and Technology at Texas, and the Chicago Journal of International Law, and has written for Just Security and Lawfare.



Why Current Botnet Takedown Jurisprudence Should Not Be Replicated

Asaf Lubin explains the problems with current efforts to prevent cybercrime.

Jul 21, 2021
Fox 59

Local, federal authorities continue search for instigators at violent Capitol protest Wednesday

Asaf Lubin discusses using camera footage to identify mob at the Capitol

Jan 7, 2021
Just Security

SolarWinds as a Constitutive Moment: A New Agenda for the International Law of Intelligence

Asaf Lubin calls the SolarWinds Hack a "constitutive moment" in Just Security

Dec 23, 2020
The Harvard Crimson

Harvard to Track Affiliates’ Wi-Fi Signals as Part of Contact Tracing Pilot

Asaf Lubin discusses the Tracefi contact tracing system with The Harvard Crimson.

Aug 2, 2020

The Insurability of Cyber Risk

The public policy case for limited legal interventions in the indemnification of categories of cyber harm

Sep 21, 2019
Bloomberg Law

Ransomware, Data Breaches Expose Gaps in Cyber Insurance Market

Can insurance companies refuse to cover the costs of a cyberattack linked to nation-state actors?

Jul 24, 2019