Human Factors in Cybersecurity

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Location:Remote Only
Meeting Time:Monday 2:30 - 4 PM
Semester:Fall, Spring
Offered this year?Yes
When Offered?Every year


This course is designed to push you to think about cybersecurity as an idea with dimensions in both the physical and virtual worlds. Throughout the course, we will examine the value of information, the importance of users, and the difficult balance between security and usability. The ultimate goal of this course is to give you the intellectual and scientific framework you need to create systems that are both secure and efficient to use. The course focuses on usable security practices, but also looks deeply at the way our society influences security. Throughout the course, you will also learn about utilizing evaluation methods that are scientifically rigorous and informative. The course is divided into three parts: attackers, users, and defenses. Each part examines the motivations, goals, and strategies of a particular constituency.

Course meets on Zoom Mondays from 2:30 PM to 4 PM beginning on January 31st.
Zoom link and additional information will be provided to enrolled students via a Canvas announcement before class starts.
Note that while seats may appear available, there may not be space because overrides have been granted and are awaiting completion of enrollment. Please make a request for an override to be placed on the waitlist.
Entrance into Section 2 is only for students in the ScM in Cybersecurity program. Overrides for Section 2 will not be granted unless students meet the criteria listed in the first sentence.

CRN: 26962