Comparative Cyber Security

This class explores how government agencies around the world address cyber security-related threats facing them at the government and private sector levels. These countries include the United States, Canada, China, Great Britain, India, Israel, Russia, South Africa, United States, Sweden, and others. Countries and criminal and hacking groups that engage in cyber weapon attacks will be covered, focusing on the types of cyber-attacks that are conducted, as well as the motivations behind such attacks. Defense-in-depth principles, methodologies and tools, as well as the components of emergency response planning, required for effective cyber security programs will be covered. In addition to the weekly discussion, students will produce a research paper that will focus on cyber threats against “country A” and its cyber-security response measures. Prerequisite: CTR-240. (3)

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