CYBER TERRORISM AND INTERNATIONAL WARFARE

LAW5CTW

2018

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

This subject will offer a high-level overview of how cyber-terrorism, cyber-warfare and cyber-activism may impact society. It will include an introduction to cyber-terrorism (history and background) that distinguishes it from cyber-activism. Other issues to be considered include: cyber warfare,information warfare, hacktivism, and state responses. It will also consider legal responses to these emerging threats, including domestic and international law.




SchoolLa Trobe Law School

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorAndre Oboler

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 5 - Masters

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites Students enrolled in a Master of Cyber Security -Computer Science (SMCYC) and Master of Cyber Security - Law (SMCYL) or Master of Cyber Security - Business Operations (SMCYB) or SMCYCO, SMCYLO, SMCYBO or Students enrolled in any post-graduate law program offered in the School of Law

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Readings

Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsCyber Terrorism and International WarfarePrescribedVariousVarious

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Analyse and critique cybersecurity events that pose a threat to national security

Activities:
Activities such as readings (e.g. textbook, journal articles, current events, case law, legislation, international instruments), videos and associated activities, discussions. Problem scenario. Essay.

02. Compare and contrast the legal issues relating to cybersecurity in the context of activism, terrorism and international warfare

Activities:
Activities such as readings (e.g. textbook, journal articles, current events, case law, legislation, international instruments), videos and associated activities, discussions. Problem scenario. Essay.

03. Critique the efficacy of current Australian legal provisions and international law in the face of cyber-terrorism and international cyber warfare

Activities:
Activities such as readings (e.g. textbook, journal articles, current events, case law, legislation, international instruments). Briefing paper.

04. Distinguish between activism (including civil disobedience), terrorism and warfare, and evaluate the appropriateness of different responses to a given set of circumstances

Activities:
Activities such as readings (e.g. textbook, journal articles, current events, case law, legislation, international instruments), videos and associated activities, discussions. Problem scenario. Essay.

05. Critically evaluate the potential for international treaties to limit the risks from cyber-terrorism and cyber-attacks during international warfare

Activities:
Activities such as readings (e.g. textbook, journal articles, current events, case law, legislation, international instruments). Briefing paper.

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Start date between: and    Key dates

City Campus, 2018, Winter semester, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorAndre Oboler

Class requirements

Block Mode Week: 27 - 28
Five 7.0 hours block mode per study period on weekdays at night from week 27 to week 28 and delivered via blended.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Essay (2,000 words)submitted online through LMS30 01, 02, 04
Briefing paper (2,000 words)submitted online through LMS30 03, 05
Scenario (2,500 words)submitted online through LMS40 01, 02, 04

Online, 2018, Online StudyPeriod 2, Online

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorAndre Oboler

Class requirements

Unscheduled Online Class Week: 10 - 16
Five 7.0 hours unscheduled online class per study period on any day including weekend during the day from week 10 to week 16 and delivered via online.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Essay (2,000 words)submitted online through LMS30 01, 02, 04
Briefing paper (2,000 words)submitted online through LMS30 03, 05
Scenario (2,500 words)submitted online through LMS40 01, 02, 04

Online, 2018, Online StudyPeriod 5, Online

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorAndre Oboler

Class requirements

Unscheduled Online Class Week: 36 - 42
Five 7.0 hours unscheduled online class per study period on any day including weekend during the day from week 36 to week 42 and delivered via online.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Essay (2,000 words)submitted online through LMS30 01, 02, 04
Briefing paper (2,000 words)submitted online through LMS30 03, 05
Scenario (2,500 words)submitted online through LMS40 01, 02, 04