INF 385T - Special Topics in Information Science: Cybersecurity Law and Policy

Fall 2019
Unique ID: 27273
Syllabus:   Syllabus
Room: TNH 2.124
Days:  Tue Wed
Time: 9:00 am - 10:30 am

Graduate standing. Additional prerequisites may vary with the topic.

Study of the properties and behavior of information. Technology for information processing and management.

Three lecture hours a week for one semester.

May be repeated for credit when the topics vary.

Cross-listing of LAW 379M (#28170), offered by the School of Law.
instructor: Robert Chesney

Topic Description:
Cybersecurity Law and Policy

This course is a deep dive into a broad range of legal and policy issues associated with cybersecurity, intended as a comprehensive introduction to the topic and the many public and private institutions involved in it. The course is the cornerstone of the Strauss Center's "Integrated Cybersecurity Studies" program, which is a Hewlett Foundation-funded project to increase interdisciplinary education relating to cybersecurity, and the course materials have been shared and adopted widely around the nation. The course also counts as the cornerstone for the LLM program's cybersecurity concentration, as well as for a planned graduate portfolio in cybersecurity studies.

No technical background is required or assumed, and graduate students from across the campus are encouraged to enroll. If you are in doubt, want to ask questions about it, or just want to express enthusiasm, please email me at

To get a full sense of the course, including extensive details regarding exactly what the course will cover, how it will be graded, etc., please check out the "master document"--that is, the combined syllabus-policies-readings document--from last fall. It is posted here:

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