This course, geared toward non-attorney managers and executives, provides a broad survey of federal and state laws and judicial systems governing and/or affecting information security. Coursework addresses the effects of cyber business regulation on information security, conducting business on the Internet, privacy laws, taxation, protection of intellectual property, electronic privacy, wiretapping and cybersquatting. In addition, students examine ethical issues, forensics and evidence of cyber crime.
- Develop an understanding of the operation of the American legal system, including how the interpretation of statutes, judicial precedents, and legal reasoning affect information security.
- Evaluate how doing business on the Internet may subject you and your company to the laws, regulatory agencies, and judicial systems of multiple states and/or foreign countries.
- Consider how information security is affected by governmental regulation, specifically, privacy laws, taxation, assignment of Internet addresses, and the regulation of pornography and gambling.
- Explain the concept of information as property and demonstrate how rules and concepts controlling intellectual property, such as Patents, Trade Secrets, Copyrights, Trademarks, Domain Names, and Anti Cyber-Squatting laws can be used to protect information and security processes.
- Establish steps to use contractual agreements to protect information.
- Describe the limits on federal and state law enforcement agencies' ability to monitor the collection, dissemination, and protection of information and online activities.
- Express the need for ethical conduct and apply ethical analysis to real-life case studies.
- Define the elements of a computer crime and establish the steps to collect and provide evidence to authorities.