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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 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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    Retail Security and Loss Prevention

    • Explain surveillance, the skills needed to conduct surveillance effectively, and the laws governing both private security and law enforcement.
    • Define and distinguish between retail security and loss prevention.
    • Identify various criminal acts that cause retail losses and how retail theft has changed over the years.
    • Describe the investigations process and differentiate between private security and law enforcement investigations.

    Terrorism, Emergency Practices, and Crisis/Disaster Management

    • Describe private security’s role in dealing with terrorism and how the Department of Homeland Security partners with the private sector.
    • Compare and contrast terrorism response in the U.S. with that in other countries.
    • Provide examples and discuss responses to recent local, state, and national disasters.
    • Identify and distinguish a business impact analysis, business continuity management, and continuity of operations.

    Critical Infrastructure and Cybersecurity

    • Identify the 16 critical infrastructure sectors, including cyberspace, and security’s role in protecting each.
    • Describe the basic steps of a vulnerability assessment.
    • Explain the public-private partnerships with regard to disaster response.
    • Identify steps to evaluate the effectiveness of an organization’s Emergency Management Plan.

    Origins and Theoretical Foundations of Security Management

    • Describe the origins and foundations of private security and how the need for private security has changed over the years.
    • Explain how private security collaborates with the community and with law enforcement, and differentiate among their respective roles.
    • List an overview of the challenges in the security field.
    • Differentiate among proprietary, contractual, and hybrid security programs.
    • Identify security management’s role and challenges in the administration of private security.

    Institutional and Workplace Security

    • Describe how security manages risk and differentiate among the various risk tools used by security, including hazard vulnerability assessments and risk assessments.
    • Identify the tools and technologies used in the physical security makeup for various security specializations.
    • Compare the security functions in a variety of industries.
    • Identify indicators and types of workplace violence.
    • Distinguish between employer and employee responsibilities for preventing workplace violence.
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