Albany Law Launches All-Online LL.M. in Cybersecurity and Data Privacy Law

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Albany Law School announced today its new online LL.M. in Cybersecurity and Data Privacy Law, designed for lawyers looking to advance their careers in the burgeoning area of legal and policy issues surrounding cybersecurity and data privacy.

This 100% online program features professors and practitioners with unique expertise in information security, data privacy, cybercrime, and intellectual property. The new online LL.M. is designed for both foreign and domestic lawyers.

Sample classes include: Cybercrime and Digital Evidence; Cybersecurity and Supply Chain Management; Cybersecurity Law and Policy: Public Entities; Cyberspace Law; Global Privacy Law; and Technology, Privacy and the Law.



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Candidates are required to earn a total of 24 credits and are encouraged to earn at least three of those credits by engaging in a faculty-supervised research and writing project.  The program, to launch January 2018, affords working professionals a flexible schedule to advance career goals in cybersecurity and data privacy.

“After successfully developing the online Master of Science in Legal Studies in Cybersecurity and Data Privacy, we now extend our leadership and expertise in this area of law to attorneys,” said Alicia Ouellette, Albany Law School’s President & Dean. “We built a curriculum taught by leading experts around the country.”

The Law School is partnered with the Global Cyber Alliance (GCA), a multinational organization formed to confront and mitigate top cyber risks.

Associate Dean Antony Haynes, who leads the initiative, developed the curriculum to cover topics such as security law, cybercrime, cyberwarfare, digital forensics, digital evidence, and much more.

“There is a large need for experts in this field to understand the legal issues around cybersecurity and data privacy,” said Haynes, Associate Dean for Strategic Initiatives and Information Systems at Albany Law School. “Graduates will gain the knowledge to manage cutting-edge legal issues presented by emerging technology.”

A graduate of the Air Force Academy and Georgetown Law School, Dean Haynes previously served as an assistant professor in computer science at the Air Force Academy, where he created an Information Assurance concentration and new courses in secure networks, cybersecurity and cryptography. He also practiced law at premier Washington, D.C., law firms, and has consulted for start-ups around marketing, technology and legal strategy.

The Law School also offers an online master’s degree in legal studies, with a specialization in Cybersecurity and Data Privacy, as well as a J.D. concentration in Law and Cybersecurity.

Albany Law School is affiliated with the University at Albany, a partnership that grants students access to programs, courses and resources — including those in the high-growth area of cybersecurity.





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  • Government Affairs and Advocacy

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