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POLI 2504 Cyber Security:The Intersection of Technology and Policy in the Digital Era (Spring: 3 )


Course Description

What are the rules for operating in cyberspace? Who is in charge of governing cyberspace? What is really going on with the bits and bytes and why do we need policy to address it? This course will attempt to answer these questions and more as it examines the complex and dynamic structure and evolution of cyberspace. It will tackle key issues, such as sovereignty and boundaries in cyberspace, 'hactivism,' cyber espionage, and examine major cyber attacks. The course will explore the evolution of conflict in cyberspace, as well as the tensions between freedom and security, free enterprise and malicious action.


Instructor(s): Alison S. L. Russell

Prerequisites: None

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Last Updated: 07-Dec-13