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The Future of Data Privacy in a Post-Roe America

Privacy professionals will face a complicated legal landscape after the Supreme Court releases its opinion in Dobbs v. Jackson Women's Health Organization. Based on the cornerstone of legal precedent, what used to be an established constitutional right to abortion has been struck down by the highest court in the United States.    Amid these uncertain times,…

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How to Get Started in Privacy Compliance

The MLS in Cybersecurity and Data Privacy at the Cleveland State University College of Law is an online program for professionals who work in legal data privacy and cybersecurity. The flexible MLS is led by faculty from the Center for Cybersecurity and Privacy Protection at Cleveland State University College of Law, and other leading practitioners…

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Cybersecurity Compliance: How Compliance is Implemented in the Cybersecurity Field

What is an Effective Cybersecurity Compliance Program? It may surprise you to learn that the foundation of an effective cybersecurity compliance program comes from the United States Department of Justice memos to their Criminal Division. Prosecutors must follow these guidelines when investigating and prosecuting companies for non-compliance. One of the mitigating circumstances for companies being…

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A Degree for the Future: How Cybersecurity Legal Training Opens Many Doors

Access Granted By Elia Burgos As cybersecurity professionals, we see doors as ways to protect assets and data from unauthorized access. But today, I want to talk about the doors cybersecurity legal training can open for you.  I speak to so many people that are hesitant about choosing a career in cyber because they believe…

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Google Cookie Practices Gone Stale in Europe

Google, known for its search engine and analytics services, found out in a costly fashion just how the cookie crumbles in Europe regarding privacy compliance. The company received a severe penalty of 150 million euros ($169 million) for making it difficult for internet users to refuse online trackers known as cookies in violation of article…

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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 State University 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…

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A Flexible Online MLS Program That Helps Build Your Career

The Cleveland State University 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…

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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

CSU College of Law’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…

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Important Dates



Application Deadline

August 04, 2023



Fall Session Starts

September 04, 2023

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July 26, 2023 12:00 pm

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