Our global economy, national security, and personal communications depend on the efficient and reliable operation of the Internet and other forms of networked computer systems. Most Internet infrastructure is privately owned and operated. These systems are under constant attack from hackers, organized criminal groups, terrorists and other threats. This course examines the law and policy of foreign and domestic Internet governance, computer crime, online privacy and personal data protection, private infrastructure and the Law of Emergencies, and emerging compliance frameworks for cybersecurity.
Upon completion of the course, students will be able to:
- Recognize key sources of law applicable to the Internet as a decentered, community-standards focused network system
- Assess risks to cybersecurity from mismanagement, crime, terrorism, and war
- Develop strategies for avoiding legal problems by designing policies and practices in light of legal requirements.
- Use Internet-based research tools to find authoritative statements of the law and answers to legal questions.
- Evaluate proposed changes in the law related to cybersecurity and assess their implications for the industry and civil society.
- Recognize situations in which professional legal advice is necessary and communicate effectively with legal counsel.
As part of Seton Hall’s online law certificate program, Cybersecurity and Privacy: Law, Policy, Compliance can be completed in just 8 weeks. Coursework must be completed in the sequence in which it is offered. You should plan to spend about 6-8 hours per week on online coursework, including reading assignments, research and writing projects, and online discussions.
New course sessions begin five times per year.