Semester I: Cybersecurity Governance & Policy

Summer Semester / 10 Credits

Residency Module 1 (5 days) June 2023*

Courses in Cybersecurity Governance and Policy

Information Systems Security Engineering and Management

(Tandon) – online only

This course uses the high-level control categories in the National Institute of Technology and Standards (NIST) Cybersecurity Framework (CSF) as the basis for a comprehensive introduction to the practical discipline of enterprise cyber security. Weekly topical areas are guided by the general structure of the NIST CSF, but the course lectures, background readings, required videos, and student work drill more deeply into the underlying technology, historical basis, and practical enterprise application of the relevant areas. Upon completion of the course, students will have a solid understanding of the technical foundations and practical implementation of the most important and widely applicable modern cyber security controls for enterprise threat reduction.

Cybersecurity – Governance and Regulatory Forces

(Law) – blended-learning format

Efforts to enhance cybersecurity fall largely on corporations because they hold the data that interests thieves and nation states.  This course will explore the generally applicable governance and regulatory forces that influence how corporations respond to cybersecurity threats.


(Law) – blended-learning format

This course focuses on the exploding phenomenon of computer crime. We will examine how computers and the internet facilitate commission and complicate control of traditional crimes such as theft, fraud, copyright infringement, industrial espionage, child pornography, invasion of privacy, and stalking/bullying. We will study computer-specific crimes like unauthorized access, denial of service attacks, spamming, and cyber terrorism. We also examine the adequacy of investigative tools and authority and of substantive/sentencing laws for preventing and detecting cyber crime and punishing/deterring cyber criminals.

Information Privacy Law Part I

(Law) – blended-learning format

The course begins by introducing conceptual perspectives on privacy and discussing the role of privacy as a policy goal.  We then explore some general approaches to privacy regulation, including the privacy torts, the Fair Information Practice Principles, privacy policies, self-regulation and FTC enforcement.  The first part of this course concludes with a brief introduction to European information privacy law.

Integrative Cybersecurity Management

(Law & Tandon integrated project)

The Integrative Cybersecurity Management course is driven by seminars and advising led by the Capstone Faculty Directors and Industry Capstone Mentors, resulting in a team-based project presented at the culmination of the program. The course requires students to build on their own professional experience and exposure to the academic content of the program to create a meaningful project that demonstrates their ability to take an integrated view of cybersecurity risk and strategy.

*Due to COVID-19 and resulting travel restrictions, future in-person residencies may be converted to remote instruction. We will share more information as it becomes available.

Program Overview and Coursework