Information Privacy & Security Management Practicum

B655 is taught by Cate, Shackleford

Enhancing cybersecurity and protecting privacy are critical issues impacting all of us, and are forces increasingly shaping the competitiveness of firms and the security of governments. This course takes an interdisciplinary, global, and hands-on approach to introduce students to the practice of privacy and cybersecurity law and policy. Specifically, this course focuses on the management of information privacy and security within organizations. While it includes key legal issues in these fields including U.S. and international cyber law and policy as well as Internet governance and norms of conduct related to managing cyber attacks it is more concerned with the challenges of addressing those issues effectively within public- and private-sector institutions. Those challenges include, for example, managing compliance across multinational organizations, best practices for mitigating cyber risk, communicating effectively with executive leadership, motivating employees while managing insider threats, responding to data breaches and government investigations, and thinking strategically about how best to conduct cybersecurity due diligence in a given transaction or venture. Ultimately we will analyze regulatory solutions as part of a larger universe of reforms needed to enhance cybersecurity and safeguard both intellectual property and civil rights. The course will be taught primarily through case studies and in-person interaction with current senior privacy and security officers within industry and government. It is designed to help prepare students for employment as privacy and security officers, for jobs as attorneys advising these people, and for any position that requires working within large organizations. Grading is based primarily on the writing and presentation of a consulting project for a real-world client. Information Privacy Law, Information Security Law, Cybersecurity Law, or related experience is desirable, but not required.

Scott Shackelford, Assistant Professor of Business Law and Ethics, IU Kelley School of Business