Online Course on Cybersecurity

DiploFoundation and University of Malta

The 10-week advanced thematic course in Cybersecurity covers policy challenges, actors, and initiatives related to cybersecurity, and specifically to cybercrime, security of the core infrastructure, international peace and stability, cyberterrorism, and Internet safety.

Activity website: http://www.diplomacy.edu/courses/cybersecurity

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Time & Place

03 Oct 2016 00:00 to 11 Dec 2016 00:00
Online Malta

Target Audience

Diplo seeks applications from the following, from both developed and developing countries: - Officials in government ministries, departments, judicial or regulatory institutions dealing with security and/or ICT-related policy issues (e.g. security and defence, foreign affairs, justice, telecommunications); - Experts and officials in intergovernmental, international and regional organisations in charge of security cooperation, justice and home affairs, defence or Internet and ICT policy; - Academics, researchers and postgraduate students in the field of security and/or Internet; - Professionals from the corporate sector in charge of Internet and security policies; - Journalists and staff of non-governmental organisations, covering issues of Internet rights and security. This course may also be of interest to: - Practising diplomats, civil servants, and others working in international relations who want to refresh or expand their knowledge on the subject, under the guidance of experienced practitioners and academics. - Postgraduate students of diplomacy or international relations wishing to study topics not offered through their university programmes or diplomatic academies and to gain deeper insight through interaction with practising diplomats. Scholarships available.

Description

What are the main cybersecurity policy challenges? What is the role of diplomacy, international legal instruments, and regional and national policies in addressing these threats, and how efficient are they? How does international cooperation in cybersecurity work, and what are the roles of the various stakeholders?

The 10-week advanced thematic course in Cybersecurity covers policy challenges, actors, and initiatives related to cybersecurity, and specifically to cybercrime, security of the core infrastructure, cyberwarfare and cyberterrorism, and Internet safety.

By the end of the course, participants should be able to:
- Identify the defining features of cybersecurity, and the factors which shape the international issues.
- Identify principal threats to cybersecurity; describe and analyse the key cybersecurity issues for users, and states.
- Understand and analyse the Internet security issues for e-commerce including online banking and identity.
- Explain the issues involved in cybercrime, its impact and investigation.
- Understand the threats to the core Internet infrastructure.
- Explain the concepts of cyberwarfare and cyberterrorism, and their role in international Internet policy.
- Understand and assess the challenges involved in social aspects of cybersecurity.
- Explain and analyse the international frameworks for cybersecurity policies and strategies.