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Course Code: NSEC506 Course ID: 4514 Credit Hours: 3 Level: Graduate

This course will provide an overview of current cyber policy and strategy for non-practitioners in a national security framework. Students will study the cyber threat environment; laws and policies that govern cyber security; current and historical structure, functions, and capabilities of private and governmental agencies comprising the cyber community; and future trends that affect national security

Course Schedule

Registration Dates Course Dates Start Month Session Weeks
05/21/2021 - 10/29/2021 11/01/2021 - 12/26/2021 November Fall 2021 Session I 8 Week session
06/28/2021 - 12/03/2021 12/06/2021 - 01/30/2022 December Fall 2021 Session D 8 Week session
07/27/2021 - 12/31/2021 01/03/2022 - 02/27/2022 January Winter 2022 Session B 8 Week session
08/31/2021 - 02/04/2022 02/07/2022 - 04/03/2022 February Winter 2022 Session I 8 Week session
09/28/2021 - 03/04/2022 03/07/2022 - 05/01/2022 March Winter 2022 Session D 8 Week session
10/26/2021 - 04/01/2022 04/04/2022 - 05/29/2022 April Spring 2022 Session B 8 Week session

Current Syllabi

After successfully completing this course, you will be able to

CO-1: Assess the importance of cyber to US national security.

CO-2: Distinguish acts of cyber crime, cyber espionage, cyber terrorism and cyberwar.

CO-3: Judge the theories of cyber deterrence.

CO-4: Analyze the cyber policies of other major nation states.

CO-5: Evaluate US Cyber Policy with respect to national security.

The course grade is based on the following assessments:

Discussions – 20 percent

Each week, a discussion question is provided and posts should reflect an assimilation of the readings. Students are required to provide a substantive initial post by Thursday at 11:59 pm ET and respond to two or more classmates by Sunday 11:59 pm ET. Discussion posts are graded on timeliness, relevance, knowledge of the weekly readings, and the quality of original ideas.

Research Proposal – 15 percent

Research Paper – 35 percent

Final Assignment – 30 percent

After successfully completing this course, you will be able to

CO-1: Assess the importance of cyber to US national security.

CO-2: Distinguish acts of cyber crime, cyber espionage, cyber terrorism and cyberwar.

CO-3: Judge the theories of cyber deterrence.

CO-4: Analyze the cyber policies of other major nation states.

CO-5: Evaluate US Cyber Policy with respect to national security.

Book Title:Various resources from the APUS Library & the Open Web are used. Please visit http://apus.libguides.com/er.php to locate the course eReserve.*
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Previous Syllabi

Not current for future courses.