CYBERSEC 502: Multidisciplinary Cybersecurity: Government, Public Policy, Law, and Select Industry Topics

Term
Spring

Rapid progress in global digital transformation and connectivity requires us to think and act differently in the cyber domain. National security, economic security, and business interests are impacted by vulnerable information systems. Domestic and international cybercrime is on the rise. Hostile governments infiltrate public and private sector systems with relative impunity causing billions of dollars in financial damage and undermining public trust and confidence. Our notion of privacy is also changing. Students will explore cybersecurity through a non-technical lens by studying U.S. government responsibilities, law, and public policy as they relate to selected topics including finance, health care, and trade. Students will also gain an understanding of privacy, cybersecurity standards manifested in public policy, and how cybercrime is prosecuted.