CSDP 604 Law of Cyber Conflict

Academic Year

This graduate-level course provides an introduction to the law of cyber conflicts, focusing on jus in bello and jus ad bellum as it applies to offensive and defensive cyber operations, cyber deterrence, and emerging issues in cyber conflicts. In particular, both international and U.S. legal authorities will provide a foundation for understanding the legal import of offensive and defensive cyber effect operations, including those that constitute espionage, sabotage and subversion, as well as those that could lead to physical destruction of property and the loss of human life. This course draws upon several academic disciplines, including the law of armed conflict, political science and international relations, and military theory. (pending faculty approval).