Cybersecurity 289

Public Interest Cybersecurity: The Citizen Clinic Practicum

3 units

Course Description

This course provides students with real-world experience assisting politically vulnerable organizations and persons around the world to develop and implement sound cybersecurity practices. In the classroom, students study basic theories and practices of digital security, intricacies of protecting largely under-resourced organizations, and tools needed to manage risk in complex political, sociological, legal, and ethical contexts. In the clinic, students work in teams supervised by Clinic staff to provide direct cybersecurity assistance to civil society organizations. We emphasize pragmatic, workable solutions that take into account the unique needs of each partner organization.

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Clinic student participants will be chosen by application. Please submit the online application to apply for course enrollment.

Previously listed as CYBER W289.


MICS students only.

Last updated:

July 8, 2022