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Security Management Fundamentals

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This course is an overview of the principles of security management and the consequences of failure to identify and 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 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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    Security Operations: Essential Functions

    • Describe how the three main elements of security overlap and complement one another to create a cohesive security program.
    • List, define, and provide at least two examples each of the three main elements of an effective security program: physical security, personnel security, and information security.
    • Describe the key elements of a comprehensive personnel security program.
    • Explain the nature and extent of cybersecurity and some common types of cyber attacks.
    • Define intellectual property and ways to protect it.

    Security Sectors

    • Identify at least two security activities for each of the following sectors: financial, courthouse and courtroom, K-12 and institutions of higher learning, health care, entertainment, and religious organizations.
    • Differentiate among commercial, office, and residential security issues.
    • Define and differentiate terrorism, natural disasters, airline, and critical infrastructure security.

    Security Management

    • Identify the concepts and practices of management, leadership, and ethics in organizations.
    • Identify specific managerial activities in the context of personnel management, planning, and budgeting.
    • Define risk management.

    Trends and Challenges in Security Operations and Management

    • Compare and contrast security operations in at least three different countries.
    • Identify recent security-related trends affecting the security profession, U.S. legislation, terrorism, and globalization.

    Securityâ s Role in Society

    • Describe security’s role in society and how security has changed in the United States.
    • List at least five threats to societal safety and security.
    • Identify at least two U.S. laws or regulations and at least two professional certification and education programs relating to the U.S. security industry.
    • Identify and distinguish among the multiple definitions of terrorism.
    • Explain the essential functions of security personnel.
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