This online course offers a comprehensive, interdisciplinary discussion about the scope and gravity of threats to US interests in cyberspace and about how to address this critical security challenge while upholding civil liberties.
Offered Sept. 23 – Nov. 10, 2013 Go to course webpage Apply Now
A course for mid-career professionals concerned with information assurance, safe harbor, IT risk, and other cybersecurity topics.
Increase your understanding of infosec with this accessible-yet-challenging introduction to the laws and policies that underpin security.
An affordable, fully online course with a schedule to suit your calendar.
Multiple instructional formats offer a rounded online learning experience.
Taught by a Syracuse University law professor and expert in computer crimes and federal law.
Earn a Certificate of Completion and (if applicable) continuing education credits.
Tuition discounts available for SU graduates, law enforcement officers, and active duty military personnel.
- Includes an online discussion board to share ideas and network with fellow participants.Cybersecurity Law and Policy is a wonderful introduction to the myriad laws and policies that influence or are influenced by cyberspace operations.”—Prof. Shiu-Kai Chin, Director, Center for Information and Systems Assurance and Trust, Syracuse University.
- Provides one-on-one interaction with the professor.
- Free access to extensive resource database.
- Live seminar/discussion and asynchronous lectures.
- Online learning environment is fully supported by professional tech staff at SU.
- Dynamic course content incorporates emerging legal and policy debates.
- Ongoing participant evaluations ensure the course is both challenging and accessible.
Topics of Discussion
- Introduction, Terminology, and the Nature of Cyberspace and ThreatsA fascinating seminar that taught me the complexities of applying the law to new technologies.”—Akshay G. (MPA ’11).
- Roles of International Law, the State, and the Private Sector in Cyberspace
- Authentication and Identity Management
- Speech, Privacy, and Anonymity in Cyberspace
- Current and Proposed US Cyber Strategies
- Law and Policy Proposals Offered by Course Participants
- Six-week course (plus orientation week).I recommend the class for anyone pursuing a career in a security related field.”—Ryan Cole (LAW ’11)
- Weekly learning includes pre-assigned readings, asynchronous lectures, live seminars, and a discussion board (and/or e-mail interaction with the professor).
- Live seminar will take place Thursdays, from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. EST.
- To earn certificates and credits, students must pass short online exams at the end of each of the six modules.
To be eligible, students must:
- Possess a bachelor’s degree or the equivalent from any accredited institution of higher learning, worldwide, or some professional experience related to the field.
- Have a sufficient command of the English language to fully participate in the course.
- Have access to a computer that meets the minimum system requirements.
- Detailed course requirements and procedures, including required reading, can be found here.
- Students with a passing grade receive three Continuing Education Units (CEUs) from Syracuse University as well as a Certificate of Completion through INSCT.
- SU Continuing Education Units (CEUs) will be awarded to those who graduate.
- NOTE: CEUs are not eligible for course credits toward the completion of any graduate degree at SU.
INSCT will consider proposals for a customized version of the online course—with presentations at your facility—for firms and military, law enforcement, and government agencies that want to provide professionals with training in cybersecurity law and policy.
Prices are negotiable, but available time slots are limited. INSCT is a non-profit organization. For additional information about customized courses, contact Keli Perrin at firstname.lastname@example.org or 315.443.2284.
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