David Thaw

University of Pittsburgh | 3900 Forbes Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15260 | dbthaw@pitt.edu


Current Projects


Professor Thaw’s research focuses on understanding the relationship between law, technology, and policy. His primary work studies cybersecurity, and he also studies privacy, computer crime, and cyber warfare. Dr. Thaw uses scientific empirical research to inform legal and policy scholarship aimed at improving the state of information security practice. By integrating empirical design and scientific method directly into his policy scholarship, David’s work seeks to improve the efficacy of cybersecurity policymaking through evidence-based approaches.

David’s current projects include the CyREN laboratory, his scholarly book project Redefining Cybersecurity Policy, and a co-authored textbook Cybersecurity: An Interdisciplinary Problem (with Gus Hurwitz and Derek Bambauer).