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Volodymyr Lysenko
JSIS 489
Seattle Campus

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Through a series of case studies and examination of contemporary cyber issues, students will gain an understanding of the evolution of strategies, policies and tactics of use and counter-use of modern information and communication technologies, critical to the development of recent contentious political events in the REECA region. Several cases will be considered in detail including the following: Cyberspace as a geopolitical battlefield: cyberwars against Estonia (2007) and Georgia (2008); “Patriotic hackers” vs. the pro-democracy hacktivists: cases of the ongoing civil cyber- and info-warfare in Russia; the role of information and communication technologies in the recent (attempts of) color revolutions in Belarus (2001-2010), Kyrgyzstan (2005, 2010), Moldova (2009), and Ukraine (2000-2004). Other topics will include the evolution of the Russian doctrines of cyber- and informational security, cyber- and info-security components of the Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO), and perspectives for cyber- and information security in the region.

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The information above is intended to be helpful in choosing courses. Because the instructor may further develop his/her plans for this course, its characteristics are subject to change without notice. In most cases, the official course syllabus will be distributed on the first day of class.
Last Update by Mark E Di Virgilio
Date: 10/31/2013