Course

Course Summary
Credit Type:
Course
ACE Course Number:
CDSE-0019
Organization Course Number:
ED 602
Location:
Online
Length:
17 weeks (86 hours)
Dates Offered:
Credit Recommendation & Competencies
Level Credits (SH) Subject
Graduate 3 Security Management
Description

Objective:

The course objective is to provide an educational opportunity for mid-career security specialists to understand how the intricacies of analytical risk management (sometimes referred to as ARM) continue to challenge analysts, operators, and decision makers both inside the Department of Defense (DoD) and out.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Evaluate a wide context of risk management philosophies and methodologies across a representative group of agencies and issues
  • Analyze and discuss challenges to assigning value to assets and articulating relative value of non-similar items and non-structural assets such as human life
  • Evaluate the role that assumptions play in risk analysis and management and how to incorporate assumptions into studies
  • Synthesize the current trends in the risk management community in addressing complexities in each of the three risk factors and their combined analysis
  • Analyze possible security measures to reduce risk to an asset as determined and articulated in the student project
  • Synthesize objective and balanced benefits and costs to contending risk mitigation approaches in a fully documented final paper
  • Present this synthesis, and accompanying uncertainties, in a comprehensive and balanced risk analysis and recommendations to senior agency leadership
  • Analyze and prioritize valued assets of a specific program, operation, installation or organization
  • Synthesize challenges to gathering timely and accurate threat information in an all-hazards environment particularly very infrequent events and future adversary capabilities
  • Discuss and articulate challenges in determining all significant vulnerabilities of a specific program, operation, installation or organization
  • Synthesize the strengths and weaknesses of a variety of common vulnerability assessment and risk assessment tools
  • Determine, articulate, and defend the weights assigned to risk factors during analysis and discuss effects of weighting
  • Recognize the role that mitigation strategies should play in reducing overall risk by addressing any or all of the three risk factors
  • Evaluate how risk management could be applied to a specific program, operation, installation or organization as a student project

General Course Topics:

  • Understanding the intricacies of analytical risk management (ARM)
  • How the intricacies of ARM challenge analysts, operators, and decision makers
Instruction & Assessment

Instructional Strategies:

  • Classroom Exercise
  • Discussion
  • Learner Presentations
  • Lectures
  • Practical Exercises
Supplemental Materials