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Fall 2017
Nov 17, 2017
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SEST 569 - Cyberwar
There is growing interest in cyber war, despite the difficulty of understanding what operations in that medium imply. In this course we take a comprehensive look at the subject. We start with an exploration of what cyberspace is, what role it plays in civilian life and military operations, how information systems upon which cyberspace is built work, what security means in that realm, and what characteristics of such systems (e.g., vulnerabilities) permit others to violate security there. From that foundation, we discuss technological, tactical, and operational issues, from both the offensive and defensive level. We draw parallels among cyber warfare, conventional warfare and terrorism, making specific comparisons to electronic warfare. Finally, we discuss cyber-war from a strategic perspective, including the concepts of cyber-deterrence and crisis management.

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: MN or MC Graduate, Juris Doctor, Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture, Seminar

Security Studies Department

Must be enrolled in one of the following Levels:     
      MN or MC Graduate
Must be enrolled in one of the following Majors:     
      Law/Security Studies
      Security Studies

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