Socio-Technology of Cyber Security: An Experiential Learning Course

In November 2021, New America announced grant awards totaling $270,000 to two Case Western Reserve University faculty teams, plus a joint project with Ohio State University and Cleveland State University. Case Western Reserve University is a member of the Public Interest Technology University Network (PIT-UN) initiative of New America.

PIT-UN funding was awarded to Sociology Professor Brian Gran and An Wang, assistant professor in the Department of Computer and Data Sciences, to create a new, multidisciplinary course “Socio-Technology of Cyber Security: An Experiential Learning Course.” While collaborating with community partners, this course will educate students about the core technical issues as well as ethical-societal-policy implications of cyber attacks and protective technologies. The course will be open to students of all undergraduate degree programs and seeks to foster PIT apprenticeships and internships with partners and students who plan to pursue careers in cyber-security technology and policy.