Cybersecurity Law I

B587 is taught by F. Cate

Information security is a rapidly expanding and very important area of law. It responds to the need in our increasingly data-dependent society to secure information and information systems from unauthorized access, destruction, alteration, and misuse. As a result, it affects every segment of our economy and almost every aspect of our lives. This course will examine some of the most pressing threats to data and systems, the major legal and practical responses, and the policy issues they raise, with a particular focus on individuals, corporations, not for profit organizations, and civilian government agencies. No technical knowledge is required.