MSIA 673 the Legal Basics in Cyber and Information Security

MSIA 673 the Legal Basics in Cyber and Information Security

Just because you could, doesn’t mean you can. Learn to work within cyber and security laws.

Format: Online

Duration: 8 weeks

Credits: 3 credits

The influx of private information that’s traded or held online creates numerous questions as to how it’s managed, used, and safeguarded. In many cases, laws are drafted in response to crimes, or as cases of perceived crimes, are brought to the courts. In MSIA 673, you’ll learn what the legal trends are in the courts, and what you can and cannot do legally to safeguard information and investigate security issues.

Throughout this course, case studies, discussions, debates, documentaries, group projects and essay assignments give you the opportunity to combine knowledge, principles and personal experiences to analyze and evaluate the factors associated with information security.

Course Description

This course provides insight and practical application to identify and address legal issues within security development, implementation, practice and incident response.

You’ll gain an understanding of the major cyber and information security (InfoSec) laws and regulations at national and international levels, and what the legal trends are in the courts.

The study of these topics allows you to collaborate with stakeholders to develop and maintain cyber and information security plans and programs. Within this context, you’ll further identify “reasonable security,” as you allocate resources, and understand when you need help from legal advisors to protect your organization.

Course Topics

Throughout this course, weekly topics may include but are not limited to:

  • National and international law
  • Regulatory standards
  • State laws and cybersecurity frameworks and standards
  • Defining “reasonable security”
  • Legal trends in the courts
  • Identifying legal challenges in cyber and information security

Course Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of MSIA 673 you’ll be able to:

  • Work within U.S. and international law related to cyber- security, information security (InfoSec) and privacy
  • Identify legal trends in data breaches and cyber security
  • Understand the legal issues and trends within the full spectrum of an InfoSec program
  • Develop a cyber and information security plan from implementation through incident response that incorporates legal, regulatory, policy and compliance rules and issues
  • Involve legal advisors at the appropriate time
  • Bridge the gap for lawyers between law and technology

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Disclaimer: Course content and outcomes may vary and are subject to change without notice.