Cybersecurity Law and Policy

Information Introduction

Section 1, Fall 23

Schedule Information

Enrollment: 46/64
Credits: 3
Days Time Room Start Date End Date




1130-1250 SL298

Course Description

This course examines legal and policy challenges stemming from rapidly evolving cybersecurity threats. Cyber insecurities affect many types of actors—for example, individuals who suffer data breaches, local governments disabled by ransomware, businesses whose intellectual property is plundered, and states that both undertake and attempt to defend against espionage, election interference, and destructive cyber operations. This course will explore the national and international legal frameworks that govern malicious and defensive actions in cyberspace, including laws related to cybercrime, cyberespionage, and cyberwar. The course will consider legal questions within the context of broader debates about issues such as the roles of governmental and non-governmental actors and the role of law in governing a constantly changing domain where many actors operate in secret. The objective of the course is to contextualize cybersecurity threats and responses to them in a national and international law framework, while also recognizing the limits of current law, the need for further policy evolution, and the real-world impacts of different legal and policy options. No technical knowledge is required

Course Requirements

Exam Information

Final Type (if any): Flex

Description: Flex exam at end of semester.

Other Course Details

Prerequisites: Background in or familiarity with public international law is helpful, but not necessary. International law concepts will be introduced as needed. Concurrencies: None

Exclusive With: None

Laptops Allowed: Yes

First Day Attendance Required: No

Course Resources: To be announced.

Graduation Requirements

Satisfies Understanding Bias/Racism/Cross-Cultural Competency requirement: No

Satisfies Writing Requirement: No

Credits For Prof. Skills Requirement: No

Satisfies Professional Ethics: No

Additional Course Information

Schedule No.: 123820642

Modified Type: Lecture

Cross Listed: No

Concentrations: International and National Security Law , Law and Technology

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