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Cyber Policy and Law

Cybersecurity experts are highly valued in today's fast-changing world. Therefore, there is an increasing demand for cyber policy knowledge regardless the business domain. In February 2024 there will be an online training about emerging trends and technologies in the cyber field, incl. blockchain, metaverse, IoT, cloud technologies and AI. The programme is designed to provide in-depth knowledge of the functioning of the field of cyberpolitics and its relation to the national and international legal space.

The training joins three domains: politics, law and cybersecurity. It is built on research based knowledge from three institutes from the University of Tartu: Johan Skytte Institute of Political Studies, the School of Law and the Institute of Computer Sciences.

You will learn to understand the basic terms and concepts in the cyber field, the need for information security and cyber defence, basic vulnerabilities, threats and attack vectors. After completing you will have an overview of new trends in the cyber field and will be able to navigate the world of cyber politics and law with a critical eye. 

Additional information and registration

Tuition language: English
Lectures: 12.02.2024 - 30.06.2024 on Tuesdays 10:00-14:00 (GMT +3) and Thursdays 14:00-18:00 (GMT +3)
Tuition fee: 1950 €
Study format: online
Application period: 06.12.2023 - 28.01.2024 (the selection will be made based on a motivation letter)


You will learn how to:

  • Understand the strategic aspects of cyber defence in the national and international security environments.
  • Define the role of cyberspace considerations in understanding and countering modern hybrid threats.
  • Understand the legal implications of politically motivated cyber attacks, including the applicability of international law to said incidents.
  • Construct legal evaluations for analysing cyberspace related threats to public safety, national security, and international peace and security.



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