SPRING SEMESTER 2016-2017 (IN ENGLISH) – CLICK HERE
|Recent years have seen dramatic and significant developments in the growing field of cybersecurity. While the utilization of cyberspace by nearly 50% of the current world population has brought great benefits in the fields of education, health, commerce and social connection, there are real challenges connected with its widespread use. Issues such as cybercrime, cyber warfare, terrorist use of the internet, the internet of things (IoT) and the internet of everything (IoE), data breaches, internet surveillance by governments and ensuing privacy concerns have all become familiar, yet they are rarely explored in depth in the public discourse.
The course will introduce participants to the history of the internet and humans’ use of cyberspace, review fundamental concepts of law and policy such as state sovereignty and jurisdiction in the cyber context, and examine the legal and policy regimes currently being developed for the governance of cyber activities. The course will focus on the global context of these regimes, as well as Israel’s cybersecurity law and policy within the global context and the Middle East regional context.
The course will include case study exercises (“tabletops”) on cybersecurity issues, and the mid-term paper assignment will encourage participants to focus on cyber law and policy in their countries or region of origin.