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Learn from a Leader in Corporate Compliance with Kimberly Moses

Professor Brian Ray, the co-founder and director of the Center for Cybersecurity and Privacy Protection at Cleveland-Marshall's College of Law, recently interviewed Kimberly Moses. Professor Moses is a partner at Calfee, Halter, and Griswold LLP, where she serves as the head of the firm's compliance services practice. She also teaches several courses in the JD program and the…

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A Flexible Online MLS Program That Helps Build Your Career

The Cleveland-Marshall College of Law online MLS program helps enhance the careers of professionals who work in roles that regularly interact with cybersecurity and require the legal knowledge to comply with data privacy and cybersecurity laws and regulations. This flexible online MLS program prepares professionals with the technical and business dimensions of cybersecurity and privacy.…

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Ransomware Attacks: How Regulatory Compliance Can Help

Ransomware attacks are alarmingly on the rise, and as predicted last year, the increase is alarming, tipping over 304.7 million incidents. That's 151% more, compared to the year 2020! Near the end of the year, the payouts in ransomware surpassed 600 million dollars.     Mostly, we hear about large attacks like Colonial Pipeline, which threatened the…

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Part II: Industry-Specific Cyber Laws

Cyber Laws You Should Know In the previous post about cyber law, we outlined the broad and rapidly evolving area of cyber law in general terms. In this second post, we’ll dive into several specific laws that fit within the broad rubric of “cyberlaw” with a focus on U.S. laws. It’s important to emphasize that…

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Cybersecurity Awareness Week: A Focus on Jobs

Cleveland-Marshall’s unique multidisciplinary online Master of Legal Studies (MLS) curriculum blends the technical and legal aspects of cybersecurity and data privacy. The program and its access to extensive professional networks propels graduates into new or recharged cybersecurity and data privacy careers.  In recognition of National Initiative for Cyber Education’s Cybersecurity Career Awareness Week, we took…

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Part I: What is Cyber Law?

Cyber law is a relatively new legal area that encompasses a broad range of topics with an emphasis on cybersecurity and data privacy. Our increasingly digitally connected world--and the challenges associated with it--have prompted new laws and regulations to govern online conduct and protect consumers and organizations from online threats.  Cyberlaw is any law, statute,…

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Earn your Online Legal Degree with a Cybersecurity Lens

While the world slowed down in 2020 due to the pandemic, cyber-crime did not. IC3, the FBI's Internet Crime Complaint Center, logged a 300,000 complaint increase from 2019. That increase led to a total of well over 791,000 suspected internet crime complaints in 2020. Cybersecurity and data protection companies are in great need of trained…

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Cyber and Privacy Professor Brings His Leadership to the Online MLS Program

A hallmark of the online MLS program is its blend of legal, technical, and business training. The program teaches how to translate legal requirements–which can be technical–into operational requirements, with a focus on real-world skills. The online MLS faculty have deep industry knowledge, connections, and expertise. Professor Kirk Herath, who teaches in the online Master…

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A Legal Approach to Cybersecurity

Students in Cleveland-Marshall’s Master of Legal Studies (MLS) in Cybersecurity and Data Privacy graduate uniquely prepared to enter and advance in the cybersecurity field. No other program provides the same quality of robust hands-on technical training as well as a 360-degree understanding of this complex field. Students from all backgrounds, including non-technical fields, learn the…

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An Inside Look at the State of Cybersecurity Jobs

The explosion of laws related to cybersecurity and data privacy has led to a surge in cybersecurity jobs. Recent data shows the U.S. has almost 500,000 open positions in cybersecurity. But how do you find these jobs? More importantly, how do you obtain the necessary skills to enter and advance in specific roles? One key…

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Important Dates



Application Deadline

August 01, 2022



Fall Session Starts

August 22, 2022

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Online MLS Webinar

May 23, 2022 12:00 pm

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Ransomware Attacks

2022 Cybersecurity and Privacy Protection Conference

May 19, 2022 8:00 am

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