Course

Course Summary
Credit Type:
Course
ACE Course Number:
CDSE-0035
Organization Course Number:
ED 510
Location:
Classroom-based
Length:
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
Description

Objective:

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:

80%
Supplemental Materials