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Learner Reviews & Feedback for International Cyber Conflicts by The State University of New York

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About the Course

By nature, cyber conflicts are an international issue that span across nation-state borders. By the end of the course, you will be able to apply the knowledge gained for analysis and management of international cyber incidents and conflicts including for activities such as development of policy related to cybercrime and cyberwarfare. Management of cyber incidents and conflicts requires an interdisciplinary perspective including an understanding of: 1) characteristics of the cyber threats and conflicts themselves, 2) international efforts to reduce and improve cyber security, and 3) psychological and sociopolitical factors. The course is designed to reach an international audience and will encourage discussion on relevant current events among participants to enrich the experience with various personal and cultural perspectives on cutting-edge issues. In addition, assignments and other assessments will supplement video lectures and selected readings to ensure application of the material. After taking this course you will be able to: • Identify different types of actors involved in cyber threats (individuals, organizations & nation-states) • Distinguish between different types of threats and issues in cyber security including, data theft, political espionage, critical infrastructure protection, and propaganda • Detail the basic characteristics of the Internet infrastructure and international efforts to address Internet governance • List several international efforts to address cyber crime and espionage • Evaluate how principals that govern international conflicts might be applied in context of cyber security • Apply different psychological theories of human motivation and cooperation and communication and political theories in analysis of different international issues related to cyber security including censorship, media operations and role of social technologies. Grading: Your grade is assessed based on discussion posts and quizzes. Individual taking this course for credit (i.e. students at the University at Albany y will be required to engage in additional activities communicated to them directly). Recommended Background: No background knowledge or skills are necessary, but an understanding and familiarity of cyber security, Internet infrastructure and international law would be advantageous for anyone who participates in the course. ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS Ersin Dincelli and Nic DePaula were the instructional designers for the course who assisted in the recording of the videos, reviewing material, creating slides, assessments and some of the content. Without their tremendous effort this would not have been possible. We also acknowledge the financial support for the recordings from the University at Albany as well as the support from Media and Marketing. Finally, thanks to Lisa Stephens who is the SUNY liaison to Coursera for being a strong supporter of the MOOC....

Top reviews

OF

Mar 27, 2019

Excellent overview of existing state of play. Also very interesting coverage of psychology underpinning cyber behaviours. Thank you for this enlightening course!

BK

Jul 20, 2017

I wish there should be a more detailed and broadened bulletins of particular and concrete cases about cyber conflicts throughout the whole world.

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By Beka K

Jul 20, 2017

I wish there should be a more detailed and broadened bulletins of particular and concrete cases about cyber conflicts throughout the whole world.

By Joshua E M G

Feb 03, 2019

A good introduction for Cyber Conflicts, such as the motivations and key aspect of such conflicts.

By Alexandro G C

Feb 04, 2019

Excelente Course !

By Geno K

Mar 05, 2019

it was quite informative and intersting :)

By Соломатин А Н

Mar 16, 2019

10/10

By BISMARK A

Mar 17, 2019

its perfect and got insights about the concept of cyber conflict.

By Oh P F

Mar 27, 2019

Excellent overview of existing state of play. Also very interesting coverage of psychology underpinning cyber behaviours. Thank you for this enlightening course!

By Ricardo D C S

Dec 09, 2018

Sinceramente pensaba que los cursos de Coursera no un soporte y estructura profesional, con esto no quiero decir que fuesen de mala calidad o algo por el estilo, sin embargo, es todo lo contrario, me sorprendio mucho la estructura, los materiales de estudio (son un poco viejitos, pero al día de hoy del momento de la escritura de este comentario), así como los videos de apoyo.

Gracias Coursera por el apoyo!

By Tomasz S

Jan 03, 2018

Just excellent! New viewpoint, new facts.

Clear and inspiring. I'm very impressed by this course.

Thank you!

By Miroslav K

Nov 28, 2016

Good way to be introduced into this topic.

By REGINALD Y O

Oct 16, 2016

GREAT

By Michael A L

Sep 19, 2017

Coursera's "International Cyber Conflicts" was an excellent introduction to the escalating tensions (and potential ways of reducing the tensions) related to cyber warfare. I especially appreciated the sections on "Confidence Building Measures," which was a totally new

By Taha M

Aug 15, 2016

Excellent course, video lectures were very useful, psychology portion was especially interesting.

By Brian F

Sep 17, 2017

Good Course! This course by professors from SUNY Albany was a great introduction to cyber conflicts. Everything worked and the professors were easy to understand. The material was well thought out. The presentations were the right length; at most 15-18 minutes and included questions. Questions in the videos worked here because they reinforced the messages in the video. The suggested reading; Cybersecurity and Cyberwar by Singer and Friedman looked like a good book so I bought it. It was a very good read.

By Berenice F N

Jul 03, 2018

It is complete and very interesting The additional readings are helpful

By sankara b

Jan 15, 2017

This course - analyses the Cyberworld - and what it is there for the people of the world. Very well compiled syllabus, course contents and assigment/quizzes. Thanks to the Professors of State University of NewYork as well as Coursera.

By Julio C S O

Apr 22, 2017

Great Couse!

By Enrique E A

May 15, 2017

Fantastic course.

By Andrés A L

Jan 13, 2017

A political view of the Cyber Conflicts.

By Nikolay A

May 11, 2016

very relevant

By Lucio A M

Aug 07, 2017

Quite interesting course. Recommend for all students interested in understanding the current world.

By Jonathan G

Mar 07, 2016

it was interesting to learn about the dynamics of the Internet and how it is used for villainous purposes.

By Verónica L u

Oct 10, 2016

I thought SPECTACULAR HOW PROVIDING CLASSES, making THOSE WHO LIVE IN OTHER COUNTRIES, SITUATIONS AND POWER NOTE PROVIDING SUCH INFORMATION ABOUT ONE OR OTHERWISE COMMUNICATE IN OUR COMMUNITIES.

By Akshay K S

Feb 07, 2017

Excellent Course, if you want to clear your aspect over International Cyber Conflicts.

By Abul K A A

Feb 14, 2017

A detailed course which will give a great insight