Cyber Law and White Collar Crime

AWR168 - 10.00 Hours


  • EC  AWR168  84
    No cost


This intermediate course is designed to teach students the fundamentals of computer crime issues from a legal perspective. The training will highlight the various computer crimes and appropriate response by first defenders and others that may encounter these types of issues. Participants learn legislations and organizational efforts to control or prevent such crimes. This course covers intellectual property law (copyright, trade secrets, unfair competition, and unfair business practices), personal jurisdiction, electronic commerce and software contracts, telecommunications, antitrust, privacy, the right to accuracy of information, the right to access information, and the First Amendment.

Two credit hours through ACE are provided only if all three courses within the Online for Everyone - Non-Technical (Cyber 101) track are completed.


Complete the following online courses:

  • AWR-173
  • AWR-174
  • AWR-175 or have a good knowledge and understanding of the following topics:
    • Cyber Ethics
    • Ethical Business Practices 
    • Privacy Laws and Principles
    • Intellectual Property, Copyright Laws, Patents, Trademarks and Trade Secrets
    • Code of Ethics and Professional Practices
    • Freedom of Speech and the Internet
    • Ethical Hacking
    • Patching and updating
    • Firewalls
    • Malware
    • Confidentiality, Integrity and Availability
    • Disclosure, Alteration, and Denial
    • Vulnerabilities, Attacks and Controls
    • Types of Attacks and Attackers
    • Controls
    • Access Control
    • TCP/IP Networking
    • Networking Basics and Security
    • Operating System Security
    • Encryption

Course Completion Requirements

  • Current browser (i.e., Internet Explorer or, Firefox, Safari)
  • To prevent issues during your online course, please be sure that your web browser is updated to the latest version.
  • Pop-ups must be enabled.
  • Adobe Acrobat Reader 7 or higher
  • Adobe Flash or higher


Broadband connection recommended.


Miscellaneous Cybercrimes +Key terms and concepts in cyber law+Intellectual property cybercrimes+Trademarks and domain name theft +Internet fraud +Electronic evidence and E-discovery

Suggested Audience

  • Emergency management agency
  • Emergency medical services
  • Fire service
  • Governmental administrative
  • Law enforcement
  • Healthcare
  • Public health
  • Public safety communications
  • Public works
  • Hazardous materials personnel

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      Other Information

      In order to receive the full two credit hours, all three classes in the Cybersecurity for Everyone track must be successfully completed.

      After registering for this online course, you will receive an email with instructions for getting started. If you do not receive a confirmation within one hour, contact us.

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