Cyberlaw: Privacy, Ethics, and Digital Rights

A MSIA elective, and PhD required class, Cyberlaw will explore the legal and ethical issues associated with information security, including access, use, and dissemination. Emphasis will be on the legal infrastructure relating to information assurance, such as the DMCA, HIPAA, privacy law(s), data breach laws, as well as emerging technologies for management of digital rights, such as PCI-DSS and Blockchain. We will examine the role of information security in various domains, including healthcare, research, government, and personal communications. We will also examine criminal activities as they relate to business and government, including looking at the role of cybersecurity and cyberwarfare.