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 (including their critical infrastructure sectors). Intelligence analytic- and emergency management response- related methodologies and tools will be used to examine these issues. The case study 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 required for effective cyber security programs will be covered. Also covered will be the principles and components of cyber-security- related emergency management that are required to mitigate such threats. In addition to the weekly discussion, students will produce a research paper that will focus on cyber threats against “country X” and its cyber-security response measures. Prerequisite: CTR-650.

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