Course detail

Cybercrime and Cybersecurity

FEKT-BPC-KKRAcad. year: 2020/2021

Concept and structure of substantive and procedural criminal law, structure of typical cybercrimes, theory and practice of procedural tools used in prosecution of cybercrime, concept and structure of cybersecurity law, theory and practice of legal obligations of regulated subjects, liability for cybersecurity incident, European and international legal regulatory instruments in cybercrime and cybersecurity.

Learning outcomes of the course unit

Upon the completion of the course, students should be able to understand the structure and system of criminal law institutes used in investigation and prosecution of cybercrime as well as to apply these institutes in regular corporate and public practice. Besides fundamental substantive and procedural institutes, the course will focus also on discovery and forensic analysis of digital evidence including issues related to protection of privacy and protection of personal data. Students should also be able to understand and apply basic preventive and regulative legal instruments in cybersecurity and to critically assess relations between national legal regulatory framework and international harmonization instruments. In addition, students should be able to practically use legal instruments related to regular practice of cybercecurity incident response teams.


This course is relatively independent on other parts of the programme, so no prerequisites are required.


Not applicable.

Recommended optional programme components

Not applicable.

Recommended or required reading

Polčák, R. a T. Gřivna. Kyberkriminalita a právo. 1. vyd. Praha: AUDITORIUM, 2008. 220 s. Auditorium. ISBN 978-80-903786-7-4.
Žatecká, E. a kol. Trestní právo hmotné a procesní: obecná část, multimediální učební text. 1. vyd. Brno: Masarykova univerzita, 2008. 107 s. ISBN 978-80-210-4631-3.
Polčák, R. Právní problémy české a evropské kybernetické bezpečnosti. In Haňka, R., Kaplan, Z., Matyáš, V. Mikulecký, J. Říha, Z.. Information Security Summit 2011. 1. vyd. Praha: Data Security Management, 2011. ISBN 978-80-86813-22-6.
Polčák, R. ; Púry, F. ; Harašta, J. a kol. Elektronické důkazy v trestním řízení. 1. vyd. Brno : Masarykova univerzita, Právnická fakulta, 2015.
Završnik, A. Kyberkriminalita, Praha: Wolters Kluwer, 2017.

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

The course consists of lectures and self-study of electronically provided course materials.

Assesment methods and criteria linked to learning outcomes

The course is concluded upon 3 interactive questionnaires, whereas required is full completion of at least 60 % of required tasks.

Language of instruction


Work placements

Not applicable.

Course curriculum

1. Introduction to substantive criminal law
2. Introduction to criminal procedure
3. Typology of cybercrime
4. Evidence in cybercrime 1 – concept and use of digital evidence, protection of privacy and personal data
5. Evidence in cybercrime 2 – digital evidence with specific procedural rules
6. Practice in prosecuting cybercrime in the Czech Republic – preparatory proceedings
7. Practice in prosecuting cybercrime in the Czech Republic – court proceedings
8. International cooperation in prosecution of cybercrime
9. Concept and fundamental issues in national cybersecurity
10. Regulated subjects and incident response institutions in cybersecurity
11. Cybersecurity incidents in public international law
12. European harmonization of cybersecurity laws and its relations to the law of electronic communications
13. Concept, position and liability of information society service providers


The purpose of the course is to explain the legal regulatory background of cybersecurity and cybercrime as well as to provide for basic overview of Czech, European and international legislation. As it is not expected that students of this course would have a legal background, the content of the course includes also a general introduction into procedural and substantive criminal law.

Specification of controlled education, way of implementation and compensation for absences

Study requirements will be published annually by the guarantor of the course.

Classification of course in study plans

  • Programme BPC-IBE Bachelor's, 3. year of study, summer semester, 3 credits, compulsory

Type of course unit



24 hours, optionally

Teacher / Lecturer


eLearning: opened course