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Introduction To Organizational Security And Management

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This course is an overview of the principles of security management and the consequences of failure to adequately protect business assets. The course includes an introduction to loss prevention and risk management. It provides an overview of the contingencies that influence modern security management, such as technology, legal issues, ethics, vulnerability assessments, criminal and terrorist activity, and interagency cooperation. The course also introduces various security specializations including corporate, academic, transportation, and government.

This undergraduate-level course is 5 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

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    Overview of Business and Security Issues

    • Identify the principles of risk management and loss prevention.
    • Evaluate the security needs of an organization, both internal security and local law enforcement.
    • Describe the value of threat and vulnerability assessments.
    • Describe the management techniques associated with risk reduction and mitigation.

    Security Specializations and Programs

    • Compare asset protection priorities for commercial and government organizations.
    • Identify security specializations and programs associated with public and private sector organizations.
    • Evaluate the impact of international security issues on business global interests.
    • Identify government security responsibilities, particularly in relation to the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.

    Security Management in Organizations

    • Explain the essential functions of security programs with respect to business and governmental operations.
    • Describe the differences between privatized security and local law enforcement.
    • Assess the consequences of failing to adequately protect business assets.
    • Describe the legal aspects of security management in organizations.

    Security Role for Managers

    • Explain the security manager's role in relation to organizational missions and goals.
    • Explain the role of security as part of the daily functions of business management.
    • Analyze how security management is integral to protecting the physical environment and personnel.

    Security Relationships

    • Compare business intelligence and counterespionage.
    • Compare the differences between private and public investigations of criminal activity.
    • Describe the constitutional and legal restrictions of security as compared to those of public law enforcement.
    • Describe information and technology security threats in business and government environments.
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