Course aims to train future leader against cyber crime

By | September 11, 2020
skull and crossbones over a voting booth

In the course “Cybersecurity for Future Leaders” (EECS 498 / PUBPOL 475), students will gain a better understanding of the science, technology, public policy, and national security considerations behind cybersecurity in order to protect the very tenets of democracy. Election security will be one of the course’s six focus areas this fall 2020. The course is taught from both a technical and policy perspective.

“This course is to help ambitious students, when they reach positions of leadership, to be able to ask the right questions and make well-informed decisions on matters of cybersecurity and privacy,” says College of Engineering visiting professor Carl Landwehr, who will co-teach the course from the technical perspective of cybersecurity. Landwehr is joined on the policy side by Javed Ali, a Towsley Foundation Policymaker in Residence at the Ford School.