CSDP 606 U.S. Cyber Conflict Policy

Academic Year

This graduate-level course examines the interplay between the policies, laws and practices of the United States intelligence community, national security system, and defense-industrial base. It considers the challenge of attribution for cyberattacks, the overall ethical concerns with U.S. use of cyber weapons, and the privacy implications of pervasive use of encryption and surveillance. While discussion of the history of intelligence activities and laws dating from the origins of U.S. colonial days will nessarily shape the framework of the class, the focus shall particularly be on current debates and challenges faced by the United States in the 21st Century.