Cybersecurity Law

This module examines the legal and regulatory context of cybersecurity, considering both Irish law and the wider international framework. It looks at the development of criminal offences in relation to cybercrime and the way in which international cooperation in this area has developed.

Most modules require a 2.2 degree in a related discipline or equivalent professional experience.

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On completing this module students will be able to:

1. Describe the international and domestic legal framework relevant to cybersecurity;

2. Describe and critically assess key legal issues presented by cybercrime;

3. Outline and discuss the legal issues which may arise at each step of responding to a cybersecurity incident;

4. Consider a hypothetical cybersecurity incident, identify the key legal issues which arise from it;

5. Describe what steps need to be taken on foot of these issues.

Learn from world renowned academic staff in Ireland’s leading, future focused and globally recognised colleges.

Gain an accredited NFQ qualification/micro credential that you may count towards a full award if you so wish in the future.

Previous modules may be used as recognition of prior learning towards Advance Centre degree programmes.

Equip yourself with the latest in demand skillset, tools, know-how and knowledge to succeed in your career.

Gain a competitive edge, influence growth and steer strategic goals in your organisation upon completion of your studies with the Advance Centre.

Yes, if you complete this module it can be credited as part of the MSc in Cybersecurity or Graduate Certificate.

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