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Cybercrime and Cyber Security (6 ECTS)

Lecturer(s):  prof. mr. dr. K.K. Lindenbergprof. dr. G.P. Mifsud Bonnici,
                    dr. R.J. van der Staaijprof. mr. dr. H.D. Wolswijk (coordinator)

When: Block 2

Brief course description: 
The increasing growth of internet will probably constitute one of law’s biggest challenges for the years to come. The use of computers and of Internet to engage in a huge diversity of criminal behavior – including, but not limited to, child pornography, hate speech, hacking of information (personal or otherwise confidential), espionage or financial theft – is a real and serious threat to both individual rights as well as to State security.
This course thus identifies and explores the range of different criminal exploitations of the Internet (also known as Netcrimes) as well as the solutions and/or possibilities offered by law (at the international, regional and national levels) to prevent Netcrimes and punish their perpetrators.
Lectures will deal with both technological and legal aspects of cybercrime. In one lecture students will execute lab exercises concerning cybercrime, to get familiar with technological aspects. Other lectures will focus on different types of cybercrime, investigation into cybercrime and dataprotection and cybercrime, as well as on criminological aspects of cybercrime.

Teaching method: Lectures, in-class discussions.

Assessment: Written exam (essay questions).

*Official course information and schedules during the academic year can be found in Ocasys.

Last modified:13 August 2018 11.44 a.m.