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HLSS505 - Security Risk Management

Course Details

Course Code: HLSS505 Course ID: 4522 Credit Hours: 3 Level: Graduate

This course introduces students to risk management components including plans and strategies to mitigate risk. Students in this course will examine the role of risk management at the strategic and enterprise levels in the prevention of loss and mitigation of consequences through risk identification and control. This course will allow students to develop and apply risk management techniques to include selection of risk management measures and implementation of those measures.

Course Schedule

Registration Dates Course Dates Session Weeks
11/26/18 - 05/03/19 05/06/19 - 06/30/19 Spring 2019 Session I 8 Week session
12/31/18 - 05/31/19 06/03/19 - 07/28/19 Spring 2019 Session D 8 Week session
01/28/19 - 06/28/19 07/01/19 - 08/25/19 Summer 2019 Session B 8 Week session
02/25/19 - 08/02/19 08/05/19 - 09/29/19 Summer 2019 Session I 8 Week session
03/25/19 - 08/30/19 09/02/19 - 10/27/19 Summer 2019 Session D 8 Week session
04/29/19 - 10/04/19 10/07/19 - 12/01/19 Fall 2019 Session B 8 Week session

Current Syllabi

After successfully completing this course, you will be able to:

CO-1: Analyze the security risks associated with the critical infrastructure sectors described in HSPD-7.

CO-2: Examine key infrastructure sector asset types, functions, and regulatory structures.

CO-3: Construct a risk analysis of a key infrastructure sector.

CO-4: Create a protection strategy for a key infrastructure sector.

CO-5: Evaluate the risk management program development process.

Discussion Forums – 20 percent

Each week, a discussion forum is provided and posts should reflect an assimilation of the readings. Students are required to provide a substantive initial post by Thursday at 11:55 pm ET (by Sunday for week 1) and respond to two or more classmates by Sunday 11:55 pm ET. Forum posts are graded on timeliness, relevance, knowledge of the weekly readings, and the quality of original ideas.

Progress Assessment – 30 percent

This assessment is a take-home essay assignment of three questions, 2-3 pages each, to test knowledge and assimilation of the course objectives through week 3.

Risk Analysis Calculation – 20 Percent

This assignment requires that the students select a specific critical infrastructure or a critical infrastructure sector that will be reviewed for risk using at two different risk analysis models, the Carver Model and the Multi-Criterion analysis model (links to the Models and their spreadsheets are located in the Assignments Tab).

Research Paper – 30 percent

Students will develop a 10-12 page comprehensive written risk assessment and risk management strategy for a particular infrastructure system(s). Students will construct a risk analysis of a key infrastructure sector. It should include a protection strategy for the key infrastructure sector. As part of the paper, an evaluation of the risk management program development process should be included. Proper APA format should be used. A minimum of 10 scholarly sources should be used.

NameGrade %
Forums 20.00 %
Forum Week 1 2.50 %
Forum Week 2 2.50 %
Forum Week 3 2.50 %
Forum Week 4 2.50 %
Forum Week 5 2.50 %
Forum Week 6 2.50 %
Forum Week 7 2.50 %
Forum Week 8 2.50 %
Assignments 20.00 %
Carver and Multi-Criteria Spreadsheet Completion 20.00 %
Research Paper 30.00 %
Research Paper 30.00 %
Progress Assessment 30.00 %
Progress Assessment 30.00 %

All required readings are located in the Lessons area of the classroom.

Book Title:There are no required books for this course.
Author: No Author Specified

Previous Syllabi

Not current for future courses.