The surge in connected devices along with the proliferation of digital technologies is drastically increasing cybersecurity threats to public and private sectors around the world while at the same time reshaping economic, political and social spheres. From the Equifax, Marriot and U.S. Office of Personnel Management data breaches to the Stuxnet, WannaCry and NotPetya attacks, corporations as well as government and not-for-profit entities are struggling to address vital policy gaps that build resiliency. Relatedly, emerging technologies such as artificial intelligence, machine learning, cloud computing, and block chain, among others,are increasingly driving innovation and change but similarly require the establishment of policy for regulation and governance. This interdisciplinary track provides a combination of technical and non-technical expertise needed for a career in cybersecurity and technology policy.
Courses will begin in Spring 2020.
What You Will Learn
To prepare students for careers in the cybersecurity and technology policy realms, the curriculum includes a combination of technical and non-technical foundational courses necessary to understand cybersecurity as well as emerging technologies and the broader policy implications in an increasingly interconnected world. The curriculum covers a wide-range of key topics and issues—from internet governance and cyberwarfare to critical infrastructure, data security and supply chain management. The program includes courses in policy formation, computer sciences, law, ethics, business, and international relations in order to cultivate a holistic understanding of one of the most important security trends in the 21st Century.
Courses in economics, quantitative and research methods, and writing and presentation skills provide additional academic and professional preparation. Professional Development Seminars and Capstone research projects supplement the curriculum.