Course Summary
Credit Type:
ACE Course Number:
Organization Course Number:
ED 510
16 weeks (35 hours)
Dates Offered:
Credit Recommendation & Competencies
Level Credits (SH) Subject
Graduate 3 Information Security, Systems Security, Homeland Security, or System Management and Security


The course objective is to prepare students to describe the current security environment, including the risks and opportunities that are inherent in new processes and technologies. It addresses leading-edge technologies and their implications (positive and negative) for the field of security within DoD. It is designed to help security personnel thrive in an information systems environment.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Differentiate the functions and types of modern security systems and illustrate them using specific examples
  • Assess the tradeoffs that security engineers should consider when designing, implementing, and operating balanced security systems
  • Examine and assess the roles, responsibilities, requirements, and effectiveness of select DoD information systems and programs
  • Assess the current security environment, including the risks and opportunities that attend new processes and technologies
  • Summarize the nature and role of cybersecurity in both providing and protecting information
  • Evaluate the essential issues involved in sharing and protecting information, including issues of risk, knowledge sharing, and education
  • Appraise the interrelationships among elements that comprise a modern security system, including hardware, software, policies, and people
  • Evaluate the factors and issues that frame the possible future security environments, and estimate the effect of these issues on current security design and operations
  • Appraise information systems that could or should be developed in the future (near-term and long-term) to support DoD security

General Course Topics:

  • Security environment
  • Transitioning to the future
  • Risk analysis
  • Systems engineering and security
  • The human side of security
  • Cybersecurity concepts
  • IA cybersecurity concepts
  • Systems and programs
  • Strategies for future security systems
  • Possible future security systems
Instruction & Assessment

Instructional Strategies:

  • Audio Visual Materials
  • Discussion
  • Lectures

Methods of Assessment:

  • Examinations
  • Performance Rubrics (Checklists)
  • Quizzes
  • Written Papers

Minimum Passing Score:

Supplemental Materials