Introduction to Cybersecurity Policy
This course introduces students to the issues of security operations surrounding information system and internet communications in Japan and around the world, by focusing on security challenges arising from the globalization of internet, the sharing of networks, complex web of digital technology, and strategic communications. The course will enable students to understand how and why cybersecurity has drawn an increasing concern and driven the nation for development of strategies and policy at both national/international level. This course does not require significant skills or experience in information technology.
The course objectives include but not limited to
● Understanding the policy issues that center on critical infrastructure protections, international relations, business continuity, and risk/crisis management to protect intellectual property, assets, reputation, and other organizational assets from any threat or attack related to cybersecurity.
● Understanding the role of technical standards to supplement legal and regulatory requirements;
● Analyzing critical incidents including data breaches or related events to design and implement organizational strategies to address such risks;
● Gaining a basic understanding for future technical and other research in security (whether it is public or public sector)
● Gaining a basic grounding for policy via the examination of current research issues and problems
● Gaining experience handling real-world security policy challenges through analysis of public documents and artifacts using written and oral communication.
● Developing the multidisciplinary skills needed to analyze, manage, and resolve the challenges associated with public policy, international relations, and governance.
● Students are encouraged to take experiment provided by Interfaculty Initiative in Information Studies/Graduate School of Interdisciplinary Information Studies