sec400 | undergraduate

Threat And Vulnerability Management

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This course prepares students to conduct comprehensive threat assessments with respect to physical facilities, personnel, equipment, or operating systems and enables students to evaluate and manage vulnerabilities in terms of potential threats.

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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    Threat and Risk Assessment

    • Determine general and specific types of threats to which businesses facilities, organizations or individuals might be exposed.
    • Estimate the probability and criticality of threats.
    • Calculate and prioritize risk.
    • Assess threats and risk pertaining to businesses, facilities, organizations, or individuals.
    • Identify types of assets and loss implications.

    Criminal Activity and Terrorism

    • Review incidents of terrorist activity and assess vulnerabilities.
    • Compare and contrast the benefits and limitations of prevention vs. enforcement.
    • Evaluate case studies involving crimes against persons.
    • Assess the psychology associated with criminal and terrorist activities and the effective countermeasures.
    • Analyze case studies involving crimes against property.

    Principles of Emergency Management

    • Evaluate potential risks and emergency management countermeasures for nature-made incidents.
    • Evaluate potential risks and emergency management countermeasures for human-made incidents.
    • Identify key personnel and establish a duly authorized emergency management planning team.
    • Identify the various elements required for an emergency management plan.
    • Determine what human and tangible resources are needed and available for emergency response contingencies.
    • Evaluate the issues and vulnerabilities associated with emergency response to include training, resource allocation, and supervision.
    • Assess the elements of a comprehensive evaluation process for an emergency management plan and identify methods for modifying the plan when deficiencies are detected.

    Vulnerability Assessment

    • Assess the pros and cons of working from a floor plan for security application.
    • Research and determine physical security and criminal activity potentials in the greater area, surrounding area, on a facility premises and within an organization's portion of a facility.
    • Research and determine vulnerabilities related to physical terrain or geographic location.
    • Assess security measures used by businesses, facilities, organizations, or individuals.
    • Determine risks associated with work behaviors.
    • Identify vulnerability assessment measures for information systems, technology, and data.

    Managing Vulnerabilities and Applying Countermeasures

    • Create plans for countermeasures, recovery and operational back-up.
    • Evaluate testing and measurement effectiveness of security policies and procedures.
    • Evaluate the effectiveness of on-site security personnel.
    • Assess strengths and weakness of security systems.
    • Perform cost vs. benefit risk analysis.
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