Online Course on Cyberwar, Surveillance and Security

The University of Adelaide in partnership with edX is offering online course ‘Cyberwar, Surveillance and Security’. This 6-week course is aimed at providing a broad understanding of the competing tensions of the laws related to national security and personal and commercial privacy in the post-Snowden online environment.
The overall objective of this course is to give new insights into the extent, purposes and impact of global networked surveillance technologies.

Course At A Glance

Length: 6 weeks
Effort:  2-3 hours/week
Subject: Cyberwar, Surveillance and Security
Institution: The University of Adelaide
Languages: English
Price:  Free
Certificate Available: Yes
Session: Self-Paced

Providers’ Details

The University of Adelaide is Australia’s third oldest university and has a strong reputation for excellence in research and teaching. The University is known for its dedication to the discovery of new knowledge and preparing the educated leaders of tomorrow.
This online platform edX provides online courses from the world’s best universities. edX can empower you to build innovative applications, services, and experiences.

About This Course

Once heralded as the ultimate vehicle for open communication and self-expression, the internet is rapidly becoming a globally networked surveillance device. Serious threats to national security, combined with the seemingly endless capacity of digital processing and storage, have led to levels of data capture and 24/7 monitoring of individuals’ activity that were unimaginable even a decade ago.
With resistance to such practices rising, this course will equip you to take an active part in the debate.

Why Take This Course?

This is a free online course. Applicants can pursue a verified certificate. This MOOC will be offered with Video Transcripts.

Learning Outcomes

After completing this course students will learn:
-New insights into the extent, purposes and impact of global networked surveillance technologies
-Knowledge of the nature and consequences of cyber-activism and cyberwar
-Understanding of the spectrum of responses to the complexity of issues involved in online surveillance and security


Dr. Melissa de Zwart 
an expert in laws affecting the digital environment
Dr. Rebecca LaForgia
undertakes research examining transparency and public participation
Dr. Dale Stephens
an expert in the law of armed conflict and national security law. He is a Captain in the Royal Australian Navy Reserve



How To Join This Course

  • Go to the course website link.
  • Sign Up At FutureLearn
  • Select a course and Join
  • Once a course has started, you will be able to access the course material
  • After the start date, you will be able to access the course by following the Go To Course link on your My Courses page.
  • Applicants can buy, to show that you’ve completed a FutureLearn course.
  • On some FutureLearn courses, learners will be able to pay to take an exam to qualify for a Statement of Attainment. (These are university-branded, printed certificates that provide proof of learning on the course topic(s)). 
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