One of the challenges of working in the cybersecurity field is the complex and at times ambiguous legal and regulatory environment in which one must operate. There are domestic laws, regulations, and policies, and also, since physical borders play a reduced role, international and regional laws and policies. Complicating the legal analysis is that the law is often uncertain, such as when a cyber-attack justifies a response under the principles of self-help or self-defense. This course introduces the major legal regimes and policies, domestic and international, how they are developed, interpreted and applied.

 

Prerequisites: Political Science Majors, Cybercrime Minors, and Cybersecurity Majors only.

3 Credits

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