Cybersecurity Law

Jeff Kosseff



A definitive guide to cybersecurity law

Expanding on the author’s experience as a cybersecurity lawyer and law professor, Cybersecurity Law is the definitive guide to cybersecurity law, with an in-depth analysis of U.S. and international laws that apply to data security, data breaches, sensitive information safeguarding, law enforcement surveillance, cybercriminal combat, privacy, and many other cybersecurity issues. Written in an accessible manner, the book provides real-world examples and case studies to help readers understand the practical applications of the presented material. The book begins by outlining the legal requirements for data security, which synthesizes the Federal Trade Commission’s cybersecurity cases in order to provide the background of the FTC’s views on data security. The book also examines data security requirements imposed by a growing number of state legislatures and private litigation arising from data breaches. Anti-hacking laws, such as the federal Computer Fraud and Abuse Act, Economic Espionage Act, and the Digital Millennium Copyright Act, and how companies are able to fight cybercriminals while ensuring compliance with the U.S. Constitution and statutes are discussed thoroughly. Featuring an overview of the laws that allow coordination between the public and private sectors as well as the tools that regulators have developed to allow a limited amount of collaboration, this book also:

• Addresses current U.S. and international laws, regulations, and court opinions that define the field of cybersecurity including the security of sensitive information, such as financial data and health information

• Discusses the cybersecurity requirements of the largest U.S. trading partners in Europe, Asia, and Latin America, and specifically addresses how these requirements are similar to (and differ from) those in the U.S.

• Provides a compilation of many of the most important cybersecurity statutes and regulations

• Emphasizes the compliance obligations of companies with in-depth analysis of crucial U.S. and international laws that apply to cybersecurity issues

• Examines government surveillance laws and privacy laws that affect cybersecurity as well as each of the data breach notification laws in 47 states and the District of Columbia

• Includes numerous case studies and examples throughout to aid in classroom use and to help readers better understand the presented material

• Supplemented with a companion website that features in-class discussion questions and timely and recent updates on recent legislative developments as well as information on interesting cases on relevant and significant topics

Cybersecurity Law is appropriate as a textbook for undergraduate and graduate-level courses in cybersecurity, cybersecurity law, cyber operations, management-oriented information technology (IT), and computer science. This book is also an ideal reference for lawyers, IT professionals, government personnel, business managers, IT management personnel, auditors, and cybersecurity insurance providers.

JEFF KOSSEFF is Assistant Professor of Cybersecurity Law at the United States Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland. He frequently speaks and writes about cybersecurity and was a journalist covering technology and politics at The Oregonian, a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize, and a recipient of the George Polk Award for national reporting.




- 討論了定義網絡安全領域的美國和國際法律、法規和法院意見,包括對敏感信息(如金融數據和健康信息)的安全要求。
- 討論了美國最大貿易夥伴(歐洲、亞洲和拉丁美洲)的網絡安全要求,並具體討論了這些要求與美國的異同。
- 提供了許多最重要的網絡安全法規和法律的彙編。
- 強調了公司的合規義務,深入分析了適用於網絡安全問題的關鍵美國和國際法律。
- 檢視了影響網絡安全的政府監視法律和隱私法律,以及47個州和哥倫比亞特區的數據洩露通知法。
- 在整本書中提供了大量案例研究和實例,以幫助教學使用和讓讀者更好地理解所介紹的材料。
- 配有一個附帶網站,提供課堂討論問題和最新立法發展的及時更新,以及有關相關和重要主題的有趣案例信息。