William & Mary Law School Announces New Interdisciplinary Cybersecurity Course

  • Cyber & Information Security Essentials
    Cyber & Information Security Essentials  The new, innovative seminar is team taught by members of the William & Mary faculty from the Law School, Mason School of Business and Department of Computer Science.  
Photo - of -

The Center for Legal and Court Technology (CLCT) and William & Mary Law School have announced that the new, interdisciplinary seminar “Cyber & Information Security Essentials” is now in full swing. The Law School welcomed William & Mary faculty from the Mason School of Business and the Department of Computer Science, who joined law professors affiliated with CLCT to teach this innovative cybersecurity seminar. This collaboration was made possible by funding from the university’s W. Taylor Reveley, III Interdisciplinary Faculty Fellows program, through which William & Mary promotes partnerships 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 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 cyberattack, the intersection of cybersecurity, privacy, and data protection, how to manage cyber risks, and other contemporary topics,” said Professor of the Practice of Law Iria Giuffrida.

The William & Mary faculty involved in this team-taught seminar include Professor Chon Abraham (School of Business), Professor Iria Giuffrida (Law School), Professor Fred Lederer (Law School), Professor Chris Shenefiel (Computer Science), Professor Chris Strasser (School of Business) and Professor Robert Trono (Law School).

About William & Mary Law School

Thomas Jefferson founded William & Mary Law School in 1779 to train leaders for the new nation. Now in its third century, America’s oldest law school continues its historic mission of educating citizen lawyers who are prepared both to lead and to serve.