Technology of Cybersecurity: An Introduction for Law and Policy Students

Course Information

Registration Information

Meeting Times

Day Time Location
MON 5:55 - 8:35 pm TNH 2.138

Evaluation Method

Type Date Time Location
Midterm exam
Early exam


This course is an introduction to the technical aspects of cybersecurity. No background is assumed. If you want to learn how this stuff works, this course was made for you.

The course is intended for graduate students in law, public affairs, and other non-technical disciplines. We will explore topics like cryptography, authentication, malware, and social engineering. Note that this 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 related to cybersecurity across the graduate school community at UT.