Cybersecurity Foundations: Introduction to the Relevant Technology for Law and Policy

This course is focused exclusively on the technical details of cybersecurity, and is designed for graduate students in law, public affairs, and other non-technical disciplines. We will explore topics such as software vulnerabilities, exploits, and mitigations; encryption; and incident response. If you are looking to gain a degree of literacy regarding the technical aspects of cybersecurity, but do not have a relevant technical background, this is the course for you.  Note that the course does not address legal or policy questions, as those are the subject of the separate Cybersecurity Foundations course taught by Professor Chesney.  Both courses are part of the larger Strauss Center program promoting cross-disciplinary training relating to cybersecurity across the graduate school community at UT.

Class Details

Meeting Days Time Location
Monday 5:45 - 8:25 pm TNH 3.125
Evaluation Method Date Time Alpha Range Room
Final 12/15/18 8:30 am A-Z

Additional Information

Course Type
Grading Method
Pass/Fail Not Allowed
Will not use floating mean GPA


  • No materials required


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