IT professionals, security professionals, and organizational leaders face new and challenging legal and ethical issues created by escalating security issues as a result of the incredible impact of information technology on businesses, other organizations, and society as a whole. This course explores many of these issues and provides an opportunity for students to discuss their ramifications in depth. This course is organized in a seminar format with a focus on class discussion. Discussion will take place using electronic forums and discussion papers. Real and hypothetical situations will be explored to provide opportunities for discussion and debate.
Students will understand the complex legal ethical issues involved in cyber security and information assurance including best practices, standard, obligations, reputation maintenance, and liability mitigation; Students will be familiar with current events in case-law, legislation, regulation and industry standard setting; Students will be familiar with current laws such as HIPAA, FERPA, Sarbanes-Oxley, etc. Students will understand how these apply in practice, in the enterprise