As society becomes increasingly dependent on data and computer networks to operate our businesses, government, national defense and other critical functions, the risks posed by hacking, "malware" and cyberattacks escalate. Although cybercrimes can be analogized to more traditional criminal law violations, the technology that offenders employ is new, making hackers more elusive and the damage they cause more widespread. CyberCrime examines new and traditional laws that govern security and privacy of data on networks, especially those that are connected to the Internet. We will also discuss traditional crimes that are greatly facilitated by the development and proliferation of technology. Guest speakers ranging from convicted hackers to federal and state law enforcement agents and prosecutors bring real-world perspective to each class.
- Course Number: CR-0014
- Credits: 3
- Course Format: Lecture
- Eligibility: Open to all except 1Ls.
- Final examination: 40%
- Midterm examination: 15%
- Class prep. and participation: 30%
- Research paper: 15%
- Regular submissions/quizzes: -
- Other (see syllabus): -