Cyber Policy and Security

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Cyber Policy and Security

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Area of Specialization Curriculum

The Cyber Policy and Security area of specialization is guided by the Cyber Policy Center and Center for International Security and Cooperation at FSI. Students must complete two required courses, and choose at least three electives from the pre-approved list below - for a minimum of 20 total units.


Required Courses

INTLPOL 268: Hack Lab 
INTLPOL 321: Fundamentals of Cyber Policy and Security 


Pre-Approved Electives


Currently Offered (AY 2022-23)

CS 106A: Programming Methodology
CS 182: Ethics, Public Policy, and Technological Change
CS 251: Cryptocurrencies and Blockchain Technologies
INTLPOL 200: The Social & Economic Impact of Artificial Intelligence    
INTLPOL 225: Technology Policy, Innovation, and Startup Ecosystems: Japan and Comparative Perspectives
INTLPOL 253: AI and Rule of Law: A Global Perspective
INTLPOL 256: Technology and National Security
INTLPOL 259: Research Topics in Cyber Conflict and Information Warfare
INTLPOL 259A: Research Seminar on Cybersecurity: Automotive Safety, Security, and Privacy
INTLPOL 260: DigiChina Newsroom: Explaining Chinese Tech Policy
INTLPOL 261: Current Topics in Technology Platform Policy
INTLPOL 268D: Online Open Source Investigation
INTLPOL 323: Free Speech, Democracy and the Internet
INTLPOL 362: Data: Privacy, Property and Security
INTLPOL 363 Confronting Misinformation Online: Law and Policy
MS&E 297: "Hacking for Defense": Solving National Security issues with the Lean Launchpad
POLISCI 243C: The Politics of Internet Abuse



COMM 157: Information Control in Authoritarian Regimes
COMM 258: Censorship and Propaganda
CS 181: Computers, Ethics, and Public Policy
EARTHSYS 262: Data for Sustainable Development
INTLPOL 221: Politics of Data: Algorithmic Culture, Big Data, and Information Waste
INTLPOL 251: Cybersecurity: A Legal and Technical Perspective
INTLPOL 252: Digital Risk: From Cyber to Autonomy 
INTLPOL 257: Technology & Public Purpose: Practical Solutions for Innovation's Public Dilemmas
INTLPOL 258: Psychology, Influence, and Propaganda
INTLPOL 269: Cyber Law: International and Domestic Legal Frameworks for Cyber Policy
INTLPOL 361: Foundations of Internet Speech Platform Regulation
INTLPOL 364: Governing Artificial Intelligence: Law, Policy, and Institutions
LAW 4039: Regulating Artificial Intelligence
LAW 4048: Regulating Internet Speech Platforms
LAW4051 Foundations of Internet Speech Platform Regulation
LAW4057 Antitrust and the Challenges of Competition in Digital Markets