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Legal Issues in Information Security Management


Study of major legal and ethical issues raised by information security. Focus on legal aspects of security management likely to be encountered by businesses, organizations, and employees. Applicable federal and state criminal statutes are examined and various theories of civil liability are analyzed, including breach of contract, negligence, invasion of privacy, Constitutional violations, intellectual property infringement actions, and other relevant statutory claims. Basic concepts of litigation and alternative dispute resolution mechanisms are presented. Preventative legal management is stressed, including the importance of employee training, identifying legal and ethical issues, and recognizing when to consult a legal professional. 3 Credits (3 Lecture) Prerequisite(s): CIT230 and ENL111. (Science, Technology and Society)

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