Cyber & Information Security Seminar

February 25, 2020
William & Mary launches new interdisciplinary cybersecurity course

CLCT and the Law School are very pleased to announce that the new, interdisciplinary seminar “Cyber & Information Security Essentials” is now in full swing. The Law School welcomed faculty from the Mason School of Business and the Department of Computer Science, who join our very own Professors Iria Giuffrida and Fred Lederer to teach this groundbreaking cybersecurity seminar. This collaboration is the result of funding from the prestigious W. Taylor Reveley, III Interdisciplinary Faculty Fellows program, through which William & Mary promotes partnership across campus by combining the university’s intellectual resources.

This seminar, the first of its kind, offers a fundamental understanding of how to recognize information technology risks and to minimize potential harm in one’s personal and professional lives. It does so by addressing the technical, legal, and business aspects of cyber and information security. With the help of industry specialists, students are receiving real-life, hands-on instruction in the anatomy of a cyber-attack, the intersection of cybersecurity, privacy, and data protection, how to manage cyber risks, and other contemporary topics.

For more information on the faculty team, see bios below.

Professor Chon Abraham (School of Business)
Professor Iria Giuffrida (School of Law)
Professor Fred Lederer (School of Law)
Professor Chris Shenefiel (Computer Science)
Professor Chris Strasser (School of Business)
Professor Robert Trono (School of Law)