An in-depth study of cybersecurity from a global perspective. Topics include cyberterrorism, cybercrime, and cyber warfare; the international legal environment; nation- and region-specific norms regarding privacy and intellectual property; international standard setting; effects on trade (including offshore outsourcing); and opportunities for international cooperation.
At the completion of this course the student will be able to perform the following:
Identify issues critical to the development and implementation of global cybersecurity policy.
Explain the principles of warfare that underpin cyber warfare theory and application.
Assess the impact of cyber terrorism, cybercrime, and cyber warfare on global cybersecurity policy.
Determine the impact of non-U.S. state actors? cyber capabilities, policies, and their U.S. policy implications.
Analyze the effect of nation- and region-specific perspectives on legal issues such as privacy, freedom of speech, and intellectual property have on the formation and implementation of cybersecurity policy.
Appraise the impact that attacks on critical infrastructure have on a nation.
Illustrate the impact that national security law has on industry decisions.
Determine the global nature of botnets, their economics & challenges to policy makers.
Assess the impact of electronic weapons systems and cybersecurity policy globally.
Explain the political, social and cultural issues surrounding the implementation of global cybersecurity policy.
The materials within this course focus on the Knowledge Skills and Abilities (KSAs) identified within the Specialty Areas listed below. Click to view Specialty Area details within the interactive National Cybersecurity Workforce Framework.