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LX452L: INTERNATIONAL CYBERSECURITY LAW (2022-2023)

Last modified: 01 Nov 2022 13:00


Course Overview

The course addresses international legal issues raised by the increasing need to secure information and communication technology. It explores the modalities of international cyberattacks; discusses data protection in the EU and UK; questions the scope of the obligation of States to secure cyberspace; studies the role of private companies in monitoring online content and reacting to international cyberattacks; analyses how cyberoperations can be attributed to States; examines what cyberoperations violate international law and how States could react to unlawful international cyberoperations; and gives a comprehensive map of the governance and standards organisations in the cyberspace ecosystem.

Course Details

Study Type Undergraduate Level 4
Session Second Sub Session Credit Points 30 credits (15 ECTS credits)
Campus Aberdeen Sustained Study No
Co-ordinators
  • Professor Irene Couzigou

What courses & programmes must have been taken before this course?

  • One of Programme Level 3 or Programme Level 4 or Programme Level 5
  • Legal Studies (Ma Honours) (LX)
  • Any Undergraduate Programme

What other courses must be taken with this course?

None.

What courses cannot be taken with this course?

Are there a limited number of places available?

Yes

One or more of these courses have a limited number of places. Priority access will be given to students for whom this course is compulsory. Please refer to the Frequently Asked Questions for more details on this process.


Course Description

The course addresses international legal issues raised by the increasing need to secure information and communication technology. It explores the modalities of international cyberattacks; discusses data protection in the EU and UK; questions the scope of the obligation of States to secure cyberspace; studies the role of private companies in monitoring online content and reacting to international cyberattacks; analyses how cyberoperations can be attributed to States; examines what cyberoperations violate international law and how States could react to unlawful international cyberoperations; and gives a comprehensive map of the governance and standards organisations in the cyberspace ecosystem.


Details for second half-session courses, including assessments, may be subject to change until 23 December 2022.

Contact Teaching Time

Information on contact teaching time is available from the course guide.

Teaching Breakdown

  • 1 Lecture during University weeks 26, 39
  • 1 Seminar during University weeks 27, 29 - 30, 32 - 33, 35

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Details for second half-session courses, including assessments, may be subject to change until 23 December 2022.

Summative Assessments

Case Study

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Learning Outcomes
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Online Exam

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Class Test - Multiple Choice Questions

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 20
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Formative Assessment

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Resit Assessments

Resit Failed Elements in same format if due to extenuating circumstances

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 100
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Course Learning Outcomes

Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
ConceptualUnderstandAn enhanced knowledge of international law of cyberspace
FactualEvaluateAn ability to critically analyse whether current rules can be applied to cyberspace and whether they should be adapted to this new area of activities
ReflectionAnalyseAn ability to access, and use for analysis, relevant texts and electronic databases
ProceduralCreateAn ability to organise and communicate ideas clearly and cogently, orally and in written

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