Course DescriptionThe legal environment in which computer security and digital forensics practitioners operate is complex and rapidly evolving. Criminal law, commercial law, privacy and human rights, intellectual property law, the rules of evidence, and rules of civil procedure are all involved. This course will introduce students to these and other laws and legal frameworks (Canadian and international) as they affect the work of security and forensics professionals. Particular emphasis will be placed on the legality of ethical hacking, collection and preservation of digital evidence, privacy, rights of the accused, and the role and responsibility of the expert witness in court. Students will be taught basic legal concepts, how to read and understand relevant statutes an case law, and how to prepare an expert report for lawyer/client, law enforcement, or the court.
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- Cybersecurity, Data Protection, and Digital Forensics : Required Courses
- Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) : Electives (select 2)