DATES: DEC 7-11, 2020    
VENUE: LIVE ONLINE COURSE    apply now button  
TUITION: $2245    







Cybersecurity is often thought to involve protecting one’s identity and sensitive information when online, but this is not nearly the full extent of the risk. Critical information and infrastructure can be vulnerable to attack by malicious actors and when compromised, loss of critical data; publication of sensitive materials; damage or destruction of systems, or other severe consequences could follow.

This course investigates cybercrime in its many guises including in the context of prevention and transnational cooperation, and also focuses on the prosecution of cybercrime. Prosecution often involves bringing together multiple people across many departments and multiple jurisdictions which can pose a variety of challenges. Drawing from the U.S. policy, legislative, institutional and prosecutorial experience, this seminar will integrate the selected topics through lectures, case studies and class discussion. Participants will also engage in in-depth study of cybercrime investigation and prosecution while developing their skills.

The covered material will be of interest to policy makers, regulators, business leaders, government officials, prosecutors, criminal justice personnel, judges, attorneys, and academics, specifically in developing economies where cybercrime is emerging or may pose a particular threat.



The seminar will be delivered through 5 live on-Line sessions via Zoom videoconferencing platform. Each session will last approximately 3.5 hours and will start at 8:30am Washington DC time (Eastern Standard Time). We expect the class to be highly interactive and will include presentations, case studies and exercises.



Course Outline



  • Defining and describing cybercrime, and understanding the systems involved
  • Hacking: Privacy, integrity, accessibility, and application
  • Bots, malware, spam, identity theft, phishing and other vulnerabilities and exploits
  • The Client/Server model: Peer-to-Peer (Gigatribe, BitTorrent, etc.); Darknets
  • Cloud Computing
  • Combating Cross-Border Cybercrime
  • Combating Cybercrime Locally, Regionally and Globally
  • Recent Developments


Managing Risk, Cyber Audits, Preventing Attacks, and Mitigating Damage

  • Data Protection
  • What systems can be affected and how are they vulnerable?
  • Internet of Things (IOT), Interconnected Systems (i.e. electrical grids, traffic control systems) and Devices (i.e. IP cameras and even smart locks)
  • Particular challenges for emerging economies


Prosecuting Cybercrime

  • Foundational elements
  • Challenges associated with prosecution
  • Investigating and preparing for trial
  • Relationship to other crimes, including Human Trafficking and Financial Crimes
  • Cross border challenges
  •  Developing a robust framework upon which countries and courts can cooperate to prosecute offenders
  • Coordinating and educating all parties, including the police, other investigators, prosecutors, judges and the public


International Cooperation and Cyberwarfare

  • The role of state actors and case study
  • EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDRP)
  • The Convention on Cybercrime
  • Mutual assistance and evidence sharing



Course Advisor

Matthew Gardner is a partner at Wiley Rein LLP where his practice focuses on White Collar Defense, Government Investigations, Privacy and Cybersecurity. He has extensive experience working with critical infrastructure companies to manage cyber risk, and he routinely advises clients on complicated issues involving the intersection of law and emerging technologies. Matt frequently helps clients prepare for and respond to network vulnerabilities, including working with the U.S. Departments of Justice (DOJ) and Homeland Security (DHS) to find creative solutions to challenging security issues. As a former Assistant U.S. Attorney to the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Virginia, Matt has practical experience in complex investigative and enforcement matters. He received his J.D. magna cum laude from Georgetown University Law Center, and in 2015 was recognized as one of the nation's top Cybersecurity & Data Privacy Trailblazers by The National Law Journal. Matt is a contributing author and an industry source in several publications, including the “Cybersecurity Risk Management Is a Corporate Responsibility” chapter in the American Bar Association’s 2019 publication, The Lawyer’s Corporate Social Responsibility Deskbook.