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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


Oct 18, 2022

Professor Goel Delivered the basics and complexities on why International Cyber Conflicts occuring. Needs to cover the recent Cyber conflict between Russia Ukraine and NATO


Aug 15, 2020

Great course! Learned a lot about Cyber Warfare and how countries can build up trust and cooperation between themselves to tackle third party threats in the cyberspace.

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By Pranay P

Sep 9, 2022

well structured and designed.

By Dimitri F

Jun 26, 2020

Informative and resourceful,

By laura m

Jul 14, 2022

Well written & informative


Jun 28, 2020

that basic but interesting

By Adrian D

Apr 18, 2020

Excellent and informative.


Jun 15, 2017

Good in depth and breadth!

By Yash P

Jun 12, 2020

Really enjoyed the course

By Francis N

Oct 2, 2019

Course was well presented


Dec 21, 2020

Extremely informational.

By Musallam S A M

Jan 1, 2017

Fantastic Course enrich

By H4N513Y_r R

Apr 17, 2017

The course was alright

By Jairo I R F

Aug 30, 2020

Muy completo y actual

By Aditi S

Feb 2, 2020

really helpful course

By Varsha B J

May 10, 2020

enjoyed learning : )

By Magdalena A

Aug 26, 2020

I love this course!

By Edwin R T

Aug 8, 2020

Gaining of thoughts

By Analyn V

May 30, 2020

Thank you very much

By Mihaela P

Apr 25, 2016

Very useful course!

By Rex C

Jun 29, 2020

Thank you COURSERA

By Yusuf A

Jan 3, 2020


By Alexandro G C

Feb 4, 2019

Excelente Course !

By D j d

Apr 17, 2022

very informative.

By Raja D

Nov 5, 2021

Simply Wonderful!

By Zavoianu E

Aug 3, 2020

very interesting!

By Larry S

May 29, 2020

Excellent Course.