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SCMT538 - Industrial Espionage

Course Details

Course Code: SCMT538 Course ID: 2596 Credit Hours: 3 Level: Graduate

This course provides a framework for understanding and protecting against industrial espionage. It reviews the history of industrial espionage, current methods of information elicitation, and explores counterespionage options to defend organizations. Students will also learn how companies place their proprietary and protected information at risk as well as how to prevent unwanted information disclosure. Topics such as the Economic Espionage Act of 1996 and operational counterintelligence are covered. The purpose of the course is to teach how to recognize and neutralize serious threats to both business and government entities.





Course Schedule

Registration Dates Course Dates Session Weeks
11/25/19 - 05/01/20 05/04/20 - 06/28/20 Spring 2020 Session I 8 Week session
01/27/20 - 07/03/20 07/06/20 - 08/30/20 Summer 2020 Session B 8 Week session
03/30/20 - 09/04/20 09/07/20 - 11/01/20 Summer 2020 Session D 8 Week session
05/25/20 - 10/30/20 11/02/20 - 12/27/20 Fall 2020 Session I 8 Week session

Current Syllabi

After completing this course, the student will be able to:

CO-1: Describe the history of industrial espionage.

CO-2: Evaluate the Economic Espionage Act.

CO-3: Differentiate between espionage and competitiveness in the global marketplace.

CO-4: Recognize the different technologies used in espionage.

CO-5: Assess counterespionage techniques.

Grading will be based on 8 forum discussions, a midterm assignment, a research paper, and a final assignment.

This text available on-line at: http://www.cambridge.org/gb/knowledge/isbn/item1109892/?site_locale=en_GB

Book Title:Various resources from the APUS Library & the Open Web are used. Please visit http://apus.libguides.com/er.php to locate the course eReserve.*
ISBN:ERESERVE NOTE
Book Title:Economic Espionage and Industrial Spying - e-book available in the APUS Online Library
ISBN:9780521543712
Author:Nasheri, Hedieh
Unit Cost:$42.39
Book Title:The Quiet Threat: Fighting Industrial Espionage in America - e-book available in the APUS Online Library
ISBN:9780398079635
Publication Info:Charles C Thomas Pub Ltd
Author:Ronald Mendell
Unit Cost:$45.35

Previous Syllabi

Not current for future courses.