sec320 | undergraduate

Survey Of Security Specializations

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This course identifies and contrasts the benefits of proprietary and contract security operations and introduces the student to a variety of security specializations. It also examines the purposes, objectives, procedures, risks, and types of organizations associated with the respective specializations.

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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    Securing Sensitive Information and Property

    • Explain methods used to protect information and sensitive data.
    • Analyze the national strategy to secure cyberspace.
    • Apply cost-benefit analysis to determine information security needs.
    • Identify the categories of threats to information security.

    Retail, Commercial, and Industrial Security

    • Examine the importance and methods of protecting financial institutions and office buildings.
    • Describe the issues related to shopping center security and mall security.
    • Identify the internal and external causes of industrial, commercial, and retail losses.
    • Develop a plan to mitigate the effects of bad checks and fraudulent use of credit cards.
    • Identify the security needs of hotels, motels, and housing units.

    Institutional and Other Security Functions

    • Identify the factors associated with protecting individuals and business interests worldwide.
    • Explain security countermeasures for public gatherings, major events, and entertainment facilities.
    • Compare security factors across air travel, mass transit, seaports, and cruise ships.
    • Analyze the needs involved with protecting important persons, celebrities, corporate executives, and political officials.
    • Identify the security issues associated with public institutions.

    Emerging Trends in Security

    • Explain the importance of smart card technology and other technological advances in enhancing security.
    • Assess the impact of privatization of security functions.
    • Analyze the issues regarding emergency preparedness.

    Introduction to Security

    • Explain the legal limitations of security officers in various organizations.
    • Determine the value of a cost-benefit analysis in relationship to organizational security requirements.
    • Assess security needs for different types of organizations.
    • Compare proprietary, hybrid, virtual, and contract security.
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