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.
- Includes an online discussion board to share ideas and network with fellow participants.This course really helped me learn cyber law and policy issues from a non-technical perspective, and I enjoyed exploring the theoretical aspects of cyber risk management, enabling me to continue my developing interest in the field of cybersecurity law and policy.”
- 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 great survey of the field that also goes into a bit of depth. I liked the variety of readings and the breadth of supplemental materials, and I thought the asynchronous lectures were very informative.”
- 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).The scope and breadth of this course was amazing! I came to it with minimal knowledge of Internet architecture, the first and fourth amendments, and international cyber law, but Professor Snyder’s knowledge, and the reading assignments and lectures, were invaluable in getting me up to speed.”
- 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:Absolutely I would recommend this course! It’s a good, accessible introduction for students with varying degrees of background knowledge, yet it goes into a bit of depth. All the activities were well-planned and worthwhile.”
- 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.An excellent course; the best I’ve taken anywhere. Bravo, and many thanks for the opportunity.”
- 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.