UT Dallas 2023 Graduate Catalog

PSCI6303 - Cyber Security Policy

PSCI 6303 (PPPE 6303) Cyber Security Policy (3 semester credit hours) This course introduces students to the public policy aspects of cybersecurity. Students will apply the tools of game theory, statistics, and causal inference to inform policy decision-making. The course is divided into four parts. The first introduces the basic concepts and definitions related to policy, governance, and threats. The second part exposes students to the modern policy analysis toolkit. The third part explores the impact of cyber policies on the private sector (topics include cyberpiracy, Dark Net markets, data breaches, deplatforming, and others). The fourth part of the course focuses on the state actors (topics include, electoral integrity, misinformation, digital repression, and others). (3-0) R