Cyber Crime and Cyber Law

Graduate Certificates in Cyber Crime and Cyber Law

The cyber crime graduate certificates provide students with fundamental competencies to understand potential cyber threats and build strategies to address and protect against them. Through the cyber law courses, students gain an understanding of the laws and policies that impact the information assurance industry both domestically and internationally. Students taking either of the two certificate options will complete a case study.
Each certificate is comprised of two 11-week courses, totaling 12 graduate-level credits, and are completed entirely online. Upon successful completion of a certificate program, students wishing to enter into our Master of Science in Cybersecurity program will be able to use the certificate courses toward the completion of their master’s degree.

Certificate Options

Critical Infrastructure Protection & Cyber Crime
Cyber Law & International Perspectives on Cyberspace

Critical Infrastructure Protection & Cyber Crime

Cyber Crime | GI556 | 6 credit hours
This course explores the nature of the conflict in cyber space focusing on two major Internet-based threats to the U.S. national security: cyber terrorism and cybercrime. Students will address questions such as: who is undertaking these cyber activities, what techniques are used, and what countermeasures can be adopted to mitigate the impact.

Critical Infrastructure Protection | GI566 | 6 credit hours
Students will examine the network infrastructure sectors critical to national security. Special attention is paid to the risk management of information in critical infrastructure environments through an analysis and synthesis of assets, threats, vulnerabilities, impacts, and countermeasures. Critical consideration is paid to the role of Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) systems in the flow of resources.


Cyber Law & International Perspectives on Cyberspace

Cyber Law | GI557 | 6 credit hours
This course explores a broad variety of federal statutory, common, and international laws that may impact the information technology professional as well as laws that affect the interaction between government and the private sector information technology industry.

International Perspectives on Cyberspace | GI567 | 6 credit hours
This course provides an overview of the issues surrounding transnational cyberspace policies, international investment strategies, and implementation of communication and information technologies that affect the global economy and transforms the flow of information across cultural and geographic boundaries.


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