Courses/Computer Science/CPSC 601.65.Cyberwar.F2012/Lecture Notes
11 Sept 2012: Introduction
This will be a 1 hour organizational meeting. We will:
- Social contract
- Books to buy or download (for now):
- Ars Technica "Unmasked"
- Civil Disobedience, Thoreau
- Cyberdeterrence and Cyberwar, Martin C. Libicki
- I will provide digital or photocopies of other book excerpts and articles.
- Review the course policies
- Review course structure
- Read articles
- Bring points for discussion
- later class sessions will be in a debate format
- some guest speakers and videos
- blog essays
- debate performance
- class participation (blog comments, showing up, etc.)
- Blog, Wiki, Piazza
- if you have not received an invite to the course blog, send me your GMail email (or a new one)
- watch wiki; feel free to participate w/ links and pointers
- Piazza is mostly for announcements, internal class discussions and things you'd otherwise email me.
- Discuss Blog Essays Assignments (each week, two students will be responsible (as identified on the schedule above) for writing a brief blog entry essay on a topic of their choosing. All students are responsible for reading and commenting (and engaging with other comments) on these posts.
- schedule not posted on purpose
- we will meet in ICT 616
- ebooks or books (get them if you want them for your own shelf)
Student Action Items
- make sure you have a blog account
- sign up for Piazza
- find a debate team
- watch wiki for readings (to be discussed two weeks from now)
- watch wiki for essay assignments
- show up next week for 2 video lectures
18 Sept 2012: Cyberwar Videos
25 Sept 2012: Ethical Considerations and Definitions
- Ethical considerations: a discussion of what ethical principles should guide the studies in this course
- discussion of readings
- Background on Security
- Focus question: What is security? (Wordle)
- Defining the term "cyberwar"
- Focus question: What is "cyberwar"?
- What can we legitimately call cyberwar activity?
- What is a cyberweapon?
- Convince me that cyberwar is a significant threat.
- Convince me that cyberwar is likely in the near future.