Sep 29, 2020  
2019-2020 Academic Catalogue 
2019-2020 Academic Catalogue [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

IS 429 - Strategy and Cybersecurity

Lecture Hours: 3
Lab Hours: 0
Credit Hours: 3

While cyberspace is a relatively new domain, it is fundamentally an arena for strategic interaction. As such, the principles, concepts, and mechanisms familiar to students and practitioners of strategy can be usefully employed to better understand the causes of conflict and stability in cyberspace. In this course, we will take seriously the idea that strategic challenges and logics transcend time and space. In so doing, we not only examine cyberpower, the cyber offense-defense balance, cybersecurity dilemma, and coercion in cyberspace, but also how scholars have employed those concepts and analytical frameworks (that is, without the modifier “cyber”) to explicate other forms of conflicts well before the advent of the cyber age.