A definitive guide to cybersecurity law Expanding on the author s
experience as a cybersecurity lawyer and law professor,
Cybersecurity Law is the definitive guide to cybersecurity law,
with an in-depth analysis of U.S. and international laws that apply
to data security, data breaches, sensitive information
safeguarding, law enforcement surveillance, cybercriminal combat,
privacy, and many other cybersecurity issues. Written in an
accessible manner, the book provides real-world examples and case
studies to help readers understand the practical applications of
the presented material. The book begins by outlining the legal
requirements for data security, which synthesizes the Federal Trade
Commission s cybersecurity cases in order to provide the background
of the FTC s views on data security. The book also examines data
security requirements imposed by a growing number of state
legislatures and private litigation arising from data breaches.
Anti-hacking laws, such as the federal Computer Fraud and Abuse
Act, Economic Espionage Act, and the Digital Millennium Copyright
Act, and how companies are able to fight cybercriminals while
ensuring compliance with the U.S. Constitution and statutes are
discussed thoroughly. Featuring an overview of the laws that allow
coordination between the public and private sectors as well as the
tools that regulators have developed to allow a limited amount of
collaboration, this book also: Addresses current U.S. and
international laws, regulations, and court opinions that define the
field of cybersecurity including the security of sensitive
information, such as financial data and health information
Discusses the cybersecurity requirements of the largest U.S.
trading partners in Europe, Asia, and Latin America, and
specifically addresses how these requirements are similar to (and
differ from) those in the U.S. Provides a compilation of many of
the most important cybersecurity statutes and regulations
Emphasizes the compliance obligations of companies with in-depth
analysis of crucial U.S. and international laws that apply to
cybersecurity issues Examines government surveillance laws and
privacy laws that affect cybersecurity as well as each of the data
breach notification laws in 47 states and the District of Columbia
Includes numerous case studies and examples throughout to aid in
classroom use and to help readers better understand the presented
material Supplemented with a companion website that features
in-class discussion questions and timely and recent updates on
recent legislative developments as well as information on
interesting cases on relevant and significant topics Cybersecurity
Law is appropriate as a textbook for undergraduate and
graduate-level courses in cybersecurity, cybersecurity law, cyber
operations, management-oriented information technology (IT), and
computer science. This book is also an ideal reference for lawyers,
IT professionals, government personnel, business managers, IT
management personnel, auditors, and cybersecurity insurance
providers. JEFF KOSSEFF is Assistant Professor of Cybersecurity Law
at the United States Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland. He
frequently speaks and writes about cybersecurity and was a
journalist covering technology and politics at The Oregonian, a
finalist for the Pulitzer Prize, and a recipient of the George Polk
Award for national reporting.
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