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Security Management

Master of Science Degree

New threats to security and safety are constantly emerging. Governmental agencies as well as organizations in the private and public sectors seek confident leaders who can anticipate and prepare for these threats. The Master of Science in Security Management degree will prepare you with the critical knowledge and skills needed for leadership roles in security, crime prevention, safety and criminal justice.

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Courses in the major include:

The course provides a comprehensive account of past and current homeland security reorganization and practices, policies and programs in relation to the government restructure. Also covered are the actions taken in the aftermath of 9/11 in the areas of legislation, government organization, communications, technology and emergency management. Current organizational structure and responsibilities of the new Department of Homeland Security are reviewed. Case studies and best practices are also examined.
This course introduces students to significant issues in global terrorism. The history and development of terrorism, as well as the psychology, financing, structure, and dynamics of terrorist groups, are examined. It discusses a variety of new indicators, warning methodologies, and analytical tools available to assess and forecast terrorism in its ever-changing forms, as well as reviews the proactive defenses for the long-term protection of our country.
The student will complete an appropriate homeland security project that outlines and thoroughly explains the homeland security and terrorist threats to their local and state area. Prerequisites: Acceptance into the graduate Security Management (MSSM) accelerated degree completion program.
The course helps the student identify key sectors of society known as critical infrastructure. These key sectors are identified as potential targets for those that wish to disrupt our national security. The origins of threats are identified from individuals, groups, or nation states. Critical infrastructure includes electric power supplies, gas and oil, telecommunications, banking and finance, transportation, water supply systems, emergency services, civil defense, food supply, information distribution, military defense, and continuity of government are identified and discussed. The roles of the Department of Homeland Security and national organizations will examine as to how they protect against internal or external threats with relationships to critical infrastructure. Intelligence collection and alert systems created to prevent and warn against infrastructure attacks are also examined. Prerequisites: Acceptance into the graduate Security Management (MSSM) accelerated degree completion program.
The course focuses on the role of emergency management in government and organization. This examines threats and the process of preparing, mitigating, responding, and recovering from emergencies and disasters. This course also examines the importance of continuity of operations to sustain business and operations during natural and man-made disasters. Topics include threat assessment, risk analysis, formulating a comprehensive plan, training, coordinating with support agencies, and the actual overall management of an emergency or disaster. Prerequisites: Acceptance into the graduate Security Management (MSSM) accelerated degree completion program.
The student will prepare a crisis management plan for a fictional local or county government. Prerequisites: Acceptance into the graduate Security Management (MSSM) accelerated degree completion program.
The course is an overview of the principles and issues in business and organizational security management. Students will comprehensively review current, experience-proven business practices applicable to security operations. The vital topics of leadership style for the 21st century: including managing in times of change, uncertainty and risk, target-hardening against crime and terrorism, and taking advantage of available technology. These are all covered to ensure the student has a comprehensive knowledge base of security management and its role in government and private organization. Prerequisites: Acceptance into the graduate Security Management (MSSM) accelerated degree completion program.
The course provides knowledge of how to successfully defend and protect today's resources-information and information systems. It covers a systematic and practical approach for establishing, managing, and operating a comprehensive information assurance program. The risk of conducting e-commerce will be thoroughly explored. Prerequisites: Acceptance into the graduate Security Management (MSSM) accelerated degree completion program.
Students will prepare a comprehensive Information Assurance policy to protect a fictional organization. (1 credit hr)
The course is designed to provide students with a solid knowledge of industry standards, practices, and methods that will aid in determining the adequacy of security management programs. It also directs the student through the complete process of security system design, integration, and evaluation. Moreover, this course explores the interplay of management structures, functions, and processes as well as examines state-of-the-art management techniques. Prerequisites: Acceptance into the graduate Security Management (MSSM) accelerated degree completion program.
The course recognizes security vulnerabilities and analyzes risks. Students learn a systematic approach to acquiring and analyzing the information necessary to support decision-makers in the protection of assets and the allocation of security resources. Prerequisites: Acceptance into the graduate Security Management (MSSM) accelerated degree completion program.
Students will conduct a vulnerability study and threat assessment with risk management recommendations at an actual facility or organization. (1 credit hr)

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