Coding, Cybersecurity & Cryptoliteracy for Lawyers is an elective subject in the Juris Doctor program offered by the Faculty of Law. The subject considers the relationship between law and information technology and covers the basics of internet transaction security. Both operational and legal principles are considered. It introduces the student to basic principles of coding in a modern language and how common internet cryptographic systems work. This includes an outline of the theory, practice of, and legal issues associated with, digital signatures, the RSA public key system and blockchain systems. Along with appropriate web-based resources, Microsoft Excel/VBA is used as the primary vehicle to illustrate both coding fundamentals and the principles and operation of cryptographic systems.
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1. Analyse legal issues of online transactions and security including basic principles of coding, with application to online transactions and security.
2. Interpret concepts of cryptography and security and apply them within context.
3. Demonstrate the highest standards of professionalism, including a commitment to learning and working ethically and responsibly.
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