Graduate Course Catalog 2007-2009

COURSE: 68-530 Legal and Ethical Issues in Information Security (3)
Legal and ethical issues are important concepts in this field. This course covers the following topics: policy implications of the use of computers and in particular of the security of computers in modern society; fundamentals of American law with particular regard to the legal aspects of the use of computers and of computer security; the organization and use of the American legal system; ethical challenges in a technological environment; identification of organizations and materials that can be of assistance in resolving or responding to policy, legal, and ethical issues; and social and public policy issues pertaining to the commercial development, availability, and marketing of both software and hardware for encryption. Prerequisite: Credit or concurrent registration in 68-505 (or 68-506, 68-507, and 68-508).