CYBER TERRORISM AND INTERNATIONAL WARFARE

LAW5CTW

2018

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

This subject will offer a high-level overview of how cyber-terrorist threats and foreign states might infiltrate systems and gain control of systems/critical infrastructure.  It will include an introduction to cyber-terrorism (history and background) that distinguishes it from cyber-activism, and then will introduce students to cyber-terror issues in the information age, including a review and analysis of how terrorists recruit and fund their missions online, how they make threats to critical infrastructure, and how cyber-espionage takes place, including threats to public and private entities.




SchoolLa Trobe Law School

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorSara Smyth

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 5 - Masters

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites Students enrolled in any LAW PG program or Master of Cyber Security -Computer Science (SMCYC) or Master of Cyber Security - Law (SMCYL) and Master of Cyber Security - Business Operations (SMCYB) or SMCYCO, SMCYLO, SMCYBO. UG students require approval from Director LLM Programs

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. Demonstrate a high-level capacity to understand and critically evaluate key concepts relating to cyber-activism and cyber-terrorism

Activities:
Lectures, concept presentations and classes emphasizing the meaning of legal and technological terminology. Students are required to use new language in discussion and written settings. Assessment requiring identification and analysis of key concepts requiring reading and analysis of primary and secondary legal materials. Assessment questions.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Personal and Professional Skills
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills

02. Explain and critique case-based and statutory principles and international law relating to Cyber Terrorism and International Warfare

Activities:
Frameworks for doctrines explained and illustrated in lectures, individual student reading of cases and texts provided in the Course Materials and in-class discussions to clarify and evaluate applications. Case readings, recorded strategic case presentations. Assessment
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Personal and Professional Skills
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills

03. Demonstrate a developed capacity to integrate international legal principles and national case-based and statutory principles to arrive at a solution to a problem raised in a given fact situation

Activities:
Argument development and evaluation modelled through case-study examples in lectures and concept presentations. Individual student reading of cases and textbooks and in- class discussions to clarify and evaluate applications. Assessment.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Personal and Professional Skills
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills

04. Critique policy issues arising from the intersection of cyberterrorism and security and other social issues

Activities:
Argument development and evaluation modelled through case-study examples in presentations. Individual student reading of cases and textbooks and in-class discussions to clarify and evaluate applications. Assessment
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Personal and Professional Skills
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills

05. Write effectively using the principles of plain legal English

Activities:
Tutorial discussion and concept presentations emphasising the necessity for clarity; modelling of written case studies, assessment tasks requiring written communication to a range of audiences. Assessment
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Personal and Professional Skills
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills

Subject options

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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-ordinatorSara Smyth

Class requirements

Block Mode Week: 27 - 28
Four 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*
One 3,000 word essayTo be submitted and marked online. No hard copy submission required.50 01, 05
One take home exam (3-hour examination (3000 word equivalent)None.50 01, 02, 03, 04, 05

Online, 2018, Online StudyPeriod 2, Online

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorSara Smyth

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*
One 3,000 word essayTo be submitted and marked online. No hard copy submission required.50 01, 05
One take home exam (3-hour examination (3000 word equivalent)None.50 01, 02, 03, 04, 05

Online, 2018, Online StudyPeriod 4, Online

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorSara Smyth

Class requirements

Scheduled Online Class Week: 28 - 34
Five 7.0 hours scheduled online class per study period during the day from week 28 to week 34 and delivered via online.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
One 3,000 word essayTo be submitted and marked online. No hard copy submission required.50 01, 05
One take home exam (3-hour examination (3000 word equivalent)None.50 01, 02, 03, 04, 05

Online, 2018, Online StudyPeriod 6, Online

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorSara Smyth

Class requirements

Scheduled Online Class Week: 44 - 50
Five 7.0 hours scheduled online class per study period on any day including weekend from week 44 to week 50 and delivered via online.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
One 3,000 word essayTo be submitted and marked online. No hard copy submission required.50 01, 05
One take home exam (3-hour examination (3000 word equivalent)None.50 01, 02, 03, 04, 05