About the Program
The Strauss Center’s Integrated Cybersecurity Studies (ICS) program pioneers a uniquely-interdisciplinary approach to the study of cybersecurity issues at the graduate level, featuring a customized integration of sophisticated perspectives from law, public policy, business administration, computer science, and engineering. Within the School of Law, Strauss sponsors a cybersecurity concentration for the LLM (Master of Laws) degree.
Beyond the educational opportunities we support at UT, our program also provides a unique “technical bootcamp” experience intended for professionals who currently work in policy or legal positions that relate to cybersecurity or other cyber-domain activities. The bootcamp is a two-to-three day program designed to meet the needs of people who are conversant with the policy or legal aspects of such activities, but who do not have relevant technical backgrounds and who would benefit from sustained presentations of cybersecurity-relevant technical concepts in a setting custom-designed for such audiences. If you represent an organization that wishes to benefit from such a bootcamp experience, we would love to discuss the possibilities (including timing, particulars of the coverage, and cost). Please reach out to [email protected] to express your interest, and we will begin that conversation.
Cyber Policy Competition
The Strauss Center at The University of Texas at Austin partnered with the Atlantic Council’s Cyber Statecraft Initiative to host a “regional” round of the Atlantic Council’s renowned cybersecurity policy competition on January 7th and 8th, 2021. Sixteen teams competed in this exciting two-day virtual competition, including teams from the University of Texas at Austin, The George Washington University, and Duke University. The Competition was an excellent proving ground for UT graduate students participating in the Strauss Center’s Integrated Cybersecurity Studies program.
This LLM degree concentration provides students with a sophisticated understanding of the legal, policy, and technical architectures associated with cybersecurity. It is designed from the ground up to be transdisciplinary, featuring bespoke courses open, not just to law students, but to other graduate schools from across the campus. No prior expertise is required or expected. For more information about the LLM program in general, click here.
In keeping with our mission to promote the interdisciplinary study of cybersecurity issues (generously supported by the Hewlett Foundation), the Strauss Center established the Cybersecurity Fellows Program to encourage full-time, in-residence graduate students from all departments who have an interest in cybersecurity to take relevant courses from outside their home department, to reward students who pursue this approach with formal recognition, to generate a cross-campus community of interest featuring a speaker series and mentoring, and to provide financial support for cybersecurity-related research, conference attendance, and the like.