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Spring 2024 Course

Legal Problems in Cybersecurity and Cyber Conflict

Prerequisites: None

Exam Type: Last Class Take-Home

Cybersecurity and cyber conflict pose unique legal problems for governments, companies and citizens, with profound implications for the future of the internet. Computer systems and networks remain vulnerable to cyberattacks, and sensitive commercial and government data continues to be leaked or stolen at increasing rates. This course will examine the legal problems confronting the international community, the United States government and the private sector as they address network and computer insecurity. Topics covered will include the international law of armed conflict, criminal law, regulation and its alternatives, along with the impact of malicious cyber activity and defensive measures on human rights, civil liberties and privacy.