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Spring 2017-2018
WWS 357 (SA)   No Pass/D/Fail

Cybersecurity Law, Technology and Policy

Joel R. Reidenberg

This seminar will introduce students to the significant challenges that government, law enforcement and the private sector face in addressing cybersecurity risks. The seminar will focus on cyber threats that jeopardize national security as well as threats that have significant legal, economic and social consequences. Students will learn about US technological vulnerabilities, the existing legal and policy framework and the development of new policies to protect US interests including those for cyber-defenses and the protection of civil liberties.

Sample reading list:
Presidential Policy Directive 41, United States Cybe Incident Coordination (July 2016)
FTC, Report on the Internet of Things (2015)
US Department of Defense, Cyber Strategy (April 2015)
NIST, Cybersecurity Framework (Feb. 2014)
Presidential Executive Order 13800, StrengtheningCybersecurity of Federal Systems
Nat'l Comm'n on Enhancing Cybersecuirty, Report to the Pres on Securing and Growin the Digital Econom
See instructor for complete list

Reading/Writing assignments:
Readings and video podcasts will be assigned from primary source materials, policy papers and current news reports. Readings and video podcasts will be approximately 60-70 pages per week (or the combined equivalent). The course will have a take-home policy reaction paper in lieu of a mid-term, a required oral presentation, and a final paper.

Paper in Lieu of Mid Term - 20%
Paper in lieu of Final - 50%
Oral Presentation(s) - 20%
Class/Precept Participation - 10%

Other Requirements:
Open to Juniors and Seniors Only.

Reserved Seats:
Juniors Only 5

Schedule/Classroom assignment:

Class numberSectionTimeDaysRoomEnrollmentStatus
42601 S01 07:30:00 pm - 10:20:00 pm M        Enrolled:0 Limit:0 Canceled