SMNR: Cybersecurity and Issues at the Intersection of Privacy, National Security, and Technology

Advancements in technology are having outsized impacts on law, national security, foreign policy, and national (as well as international) economic policy.  

In this course, we will assess these impacts to date and attempt to gauge how nations will adjust legal and policy regimes to address actual or perceived threats.  Cybersecurity will serve as the focal point for our analysis – how the protection of information (whether as a function of privacy, economics, or national defense) is driving individuals, companies, and countries to alter critical behaviors.  Each class will be structured around a specific policy decision (modeled after the National Security Council decision-making process). 

Students’ grade for this class will be based on in-class participation and on written work. 

Prerequisites: At least one of the following- Law 379M, Cybersecurity Law & Policy, Law 179P, The International Law of Cyber Conflict, or Law 279M, Privacy Law Personal Data Under US and EU Law.


Class Details

Meeting Days Time Location
Thursday 10:30 am - 12:20 pm TNH 3.129
Evaluation Method Date Time Alpha Range Room

Additional Information

Course Type
Grading Method
Pass/Fail Mandatory


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