Cyber Security

Cybersecurity is identified as a topic of national priority for research and industry.  Cyber security focuses on protecting computers, networks, programs and data from unintended or unauthorized access, change or destruction. More broadly speaking, cybersecurity involves making dependable systems and processes free from malice, error, or mischance.  This, in turn, requires cross-disciplinary expertise which involves cryptography, computer security, economics, risk management, applied psychology, social sciences, criminology, information systems, software engineering and the law. Cybersecurity issues transcend borders and are influenced by national and international relations.  As such, both national and international laws and policy require careful evaluation.  This is an immature industry with movement and change occurring rapidly.  Aspects which this course may look at include: cybersecurity standards, cybersecurity laws including data breach notification, cyberinsurance, relevant laws and international frameworks, cybersecurity policy and strategy, safeguard privacy and data, responses and implications of cybersecurity incidences and risk management frameworks. A technical background is not necessary.