bss482 | undergraduate

Securing Critical Infrastructure And Cyberspace

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This course explores the developments and changes in security operations to secure the critical infrastructure in public and private environments. Students will explore the critical infrastructure and interdependency; evaluate cybersecurity in post–9/11 global security; discuss the securing of human and property assets; develop proactive planning for protection of assets; and analyze border and transportation security issues. Upon completion of this security course, students will have new skills and knowledge that will aid them in their present or future organizations.

This undergraduate-level course is 5 weeks To enroll, speak with an Enrollment Representative.

Course details:

Credits: 3
Continuing education units: XX
Professional development units: XX
Duration: 5 weeks

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    Border and Transportation System Security Issues

    • Describe agencies tasked with providing border and transportation security.
    • Explain best practices for improving border and transportation security cybersystems.
    • Compare transportation systems security practices used in multiple modes of transportation.
    • Analyze the strengths and weaknesses of border and transportation security cybersystems.

    Global Cybersecurity

    • Describe the role computers and humans play in the protection of infrastructure assets.
    • Describe how computers and humans can pose risks to infrastructure assets.
    • Identify the physical and cyber techniques used to attack communications infrastructure.
    • Explain the tools and techniques used to provide global cybersecurity.

    Planning for Protection of Assets

    • Describe the challenges owners/operators face when tasked with asset protection.
    • Describe national planning approaches, including prevention, protection, mitigation, response, and recovery.
    • Compare asset protection techniques for various critical infrastructure sectors.
    • Apply guidelines and practices for asset mitigation and protection planning.

    Critical Infrastructure and Interdependency

    • Define national critical infrastructure.
    • Identify critical infrastructure and key resources sectors.
    • Identify departments, agencies, and other government partners involved in protecting critical infrastructure.
    • Describe critical infrastructure partnerships at the federal, state, local, and tribal levels.

    Securing Human and Property Assets

    • Identify motives used by terrorists and other malicious actors to exploit and harm critical infrastructure.
    • Describe security practices aimed at protecting human and property assets.
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