sec210 | undergraduate

Physical Asset Protection

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This course introduces students to examining physical assets and evaluating risk as a result of associated threats and identified vulnerabilities. Based on a risk analysis model, students will evaluate assets, prioritize threats, and apply critical thinking to countermeasures with consideration for a cost-benefit analysis.

This undergraduate-level course is 5 weeks This course is available to take individually or 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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    Physical Security, Access Control, and Identity Management

    • Describe available methods for contraband screening.
    • Identify the three available authentication factors.
    • Explain the potential benefits of smart card technologies.
    • Recognize the functional differences between electric locking hardware types.
    • Identify the pitfalls associated with privacy protection.
    • Differentiate between identification and authentication.
    • Explain the importance of identification management protocols across business processes
    • Identify types of barriers and their effectiveness.
    • Explain the layers of protection in managing access.
    • Explain the role of barriers and delay technologies in physical protection systems.
    • Summarize entry control and describe its use as part of the physical security plan.

    Intrusion Detection, Video Surveillance, and Risk Assessments

    • Determine which types of sensors provide effective detection for given threat tactics and environmental conditions.
    • Explain the relationship between detection, delay, and response.
    • Identify the uses of video systems in physical security.
    • Describe the fundamental steps in designing a video system.
    • Classify intrusion detection sensors and determine how to improve protection-in-depth.
    • Identify effective placement of intrusion sensors.
    • Recognize the importance of video quality when considering the application of video.
    • Explain the difference between a traditional data center and cloud computing.
    • Determine the advantages and methods of combining sensor systems.
    • Describe the importance of video assessment with respect to intrusion detection.
    • Identify rapidly evolving software and hardware and the impact on PPS performance.

    Internal Controls and Investigations

    • Identify the preferred process for gathering and organizing relevant materials.
    • Describe the process for reporting the results of the investigation
    • Define the common principles for internal investigations.
    • Explain proper evidence management.
    • Recognize the risks of conducting internal investigations.
    • Identify examples of behavioral interviewing.
    • Identify verbal and non-verbal cues associated with deceptive behaviors.
    • Identify general principles of behavior symptoms.
    • Define truthful and deceptive subjects
    • Recognize the motivations behind internal crimes.
    • Explore the basic principles for conducting investigations.
    • Develop non-verbal and verbal behavioral models.
    • Compose appropriate questions specific to an interview and/or interrogation.
    • Examine proven methods and controls to reduce the opportunity and the impact of fraud.

    Workplace Violence, Emergency Planning, and Risk Assessments

    • Identify risk factors associated with violent behavior affecting the workplace.
    • Recognize potential sources of violence and describe aggravating and mitigating factors.
    • Distinguish between defined types of violent and aggressive behavior.
    • Describe applicable legal standards related to employee safety and violence.
    • Explain a comprehensive approach to managing threats and provide applicable examples.
    • Defend the security department’s responsibility to the organization as it pertains to managing risk.
    • Define the purpose of emergency planning.
    • Identify the categories of crisis and elements of crisis management planning.
    • Determine the elements necessary to build an emergency plan.
    • Recognize the pitfalls of a poorly managed emergency management plan.
    • Explore proven methods of analyzing and assessing security loss/risk.
    • Define fundamental steps in designing a vulnerability assessment.
    • Explain the importance of the risk assessment process.
    • Determine how to present results of vulnerability/risk assessment in the most appropriate manner.

    Security Force Management, Policies, and Metrics

    • Describe the importance of sound guard services.
    • Identify the goals of guard force management.
    • Explain training and competencies for security personnel.
    • Identify common problems associated with proper guard force management.
    • Differentiate between proprietary and contract services, and explain advantages and shortcoming of various staffing models.
    • Define the purpose and types of Standard Operating Procedures.
    • Recognize the importance of Standard Operating Procedures for protecting the organization.
    • Identify common problems and pitfalls resulting from lack of proper Standard Operating Procedures.
    • Explain proper change management protocols in Standard Operating Procedure development.
    • Identify modern tools that help the security manager visualize data findings to identify key concerns and opportunities for improvement.
    • Evaluate proven methods of how to successfully manage programs and people through clear expectations, milestones, and measurements.
    • Determine key performance indicators for security programs using business language.
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