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Legal Code: In new seminar, law and engineering students solve cybersecurity challenges requiring both legal and technical know-how


It was anything but a typical law school assignment: In 1,000 words, design a secure email system consistent with a new draft law on encryption. For students in NYU Law’s new Cybersecurity Law and Technology Seminar, however, the assignment was yet another opportunity to grapple with policymaking and technology in an interdisciplinary fashion—just as cybersecurity experts do outside of academia. 

As the threat of cybercrime becomes more prominent and rises rapidly on a global scale, this kind of collaboration provides not only the foundation of a solid defense against individual incidents, but is also critical in formulating policy initiatives. Alone, neither legal nor technological approaches can solve today’s cybersecurity challenges.

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