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Cyber and National Security: Current Issues Seminar
Professor Mary DeRosa
J.D. Seminar 1127 (cross-listed) | 2 credit hours
A consensus has developed over the past decade that “cyber attacks” represent a significant and growing national security threat to the United States and “cybersecurity” is a critical goal. Beyond that agreement, there is little common understanding of those terms and the most effective policies and processes for addressing them. A growing number of private sector and government players are attempting to address cyber threats, often talking past each other. This course will focus primarily on the U.S. Government role in addressing cyber threats and the legal, policy, organizational, and practical challenges the Government’s national security players face. Students will examine select current legal and policy challenges with which the U.S. Government is grappling, as well as the roles and interactions of the different entities involved.
Prerequisites: Constitutional Law I: The Federal System is required. Some previous national security or international law course or other experience in national security is helpful, but not required.