MVV60K Cybersecurity Law

Faculty of Law
Spring 2018
Extent and Intensity
1/1. 4 credit(s). Type of Completion: k (colloquium).
doc. JUDr. Radim Polčák, Ph.D. (lecturer)
Mgr. Daniela Procházková (lecturer)
Mgr. Václav Stupka (lecturer)
JUDr. Matěj Myška, Ph.D. (assistant)
doc. JUDr. Radim Polčák, Ph.D.
Institute of Law and Technology - Faculty of Law
Supplier department: Institute of Law and Technology - Faculty of Law
each even Wednesday 13:30–15:00 208
  • Timetable of Seminar Groups:
MVV60K/01: Mon 26. 2. to Fri 18. 5. each odd Wednesday 13:30–15:00 208, R. Polčák
MVV60K/02: No timetable has been entered into IS. R. Polčák
Course Enrolment Limitations
The course is only offered to the students of the study fields the course is directly associated with.

The capacity limit for the course is 30 student(s).
Current registration and enrolment status: enrolled: 28/30, only registered: 0/30
Fields of study the course is directly associated with
Course objectives
The main aim of this course is to explain and demonstrate the structure and functioning of national, European and international legal regulatory framework of cybersecurity and cyber-defence.
Learning outcomes
At the end of the course students should be able to:
understand the difference between cybersecurity and cyber-defence
understand the sources of EU cybersecurity law (the NIS Directive respectively)
analyse current international initiatives in cybersecurity and cyber-defense
understand and apply reporting and responding obligations regarding cybersecurity incidents
understand and analyse functioning of general and sectoral CSIRT teams
critically analyse legal consequences of active countermeasures
practically apply the cyber-rules of engagement
  • Introduction
  • Relation between the cyber security and cyber defence
  • Mechanisms of cyber governance and information sovereignty
  • National, European international cyber security law - an overview
  • NIS Directive, national implementations and functioning of CSIRTs
  • National and international cyber-defence law - an overview
  • Use of force and rules of engagement
  • Role and regulation of ISPs in cybersecurity and cyber-defence
  • State of peace and state of war in cyberspace
  • Protection of critical information infrastructures
  • Security vs. privacy
  • Summary of the course
  • KOSSEFF, Jeff. Cybersecurity law. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley, 2017.
  • SCHMITT, Michael N., ed. Tallinn manual on the international law applicable to cyber warfare: prepared by the International Group of Experts at the invitation of the NATO Cooperative Cyber Defence Centre of Excellence. Cambridge: Cambridge University Pre
Teaching methods
The course consists of in-class interactive seminars and course materials available through the on-line platform.
Assessment methods
Credits are awarded upon successful completion of at least 3 assignments (short research essays submitted through the on-line platform).
Language of instruction
Further Comments
Study Materials
The course is also listed under the following terms Autumn 2010, Autumn 2011, Spring 2014, Spring 2019.
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