ST 8110 Security Science & Technology Foundations (3 credits)
Overview of emerging science and pivotal technology disciplines for homeland security (including nanotechnology, sensor networks including bio sensing, critical infrastructure protection, food and bio safety, cyber and control systems security, and secure energy technologies). Current state-of the-art status for each technology, together with barriers and opportunities for commercialization will be addressed.
ST 8330 Critical Infrastructure Protection (3 credits)
Discover an overview of risk, its definition and application to critical infrastructures as it relates to the National Infrastructure Protection Plan, as well as best practices to reduce the vulnerability of critical infrastructure systems due to accidents, material failure, natural disasters, or terrorist attacks.
ST 8510 Partnership in Conflict Management I: Psychology/Behavior Intelligence for Homeland Security (2 credits)
Receive a broad overview of intelligence based on political psychology and behavior, as well as psychological effects on terrorism; status of and fallacies related to the interventions applied to victims of terrorism; current government strategies used to disseminate information to terrorist groups; psychological phenomena related to media coverage of terrorism; and misconceptions and inaccuracies relating to socio-political and religious motivations of terrorist groups.
ST 8109 Cyber Security Foundations: Technology, Risk & Communication (2 credits)
Explore cyber security risks through evaluation of consumer driven technology concepts and their applicability to enterprise. Learn how technology works, how to understand and communicate risks to business management, and deliver actionable risk mitigation approaches. Discover core technology concepts that face both consumers and businesses as well as security standards and benchmarks that guide industry.
ST 8111 Methods, Theory, and Applications (2.5 credits)
Focus on methods, theory, techniques, and models including qualitative and quantitative risk modeling, decision analysis (fault-tree analysis and event-tree analysis), and probabilistic risk assessment techniques.
ST 8113 Information and Cyber Security (2 credits)
Develop an understanding of vulnerabilities of critical infrastructure systems to failure—focusing on cyberterrorism—and recommended security solutions for operational levels of trust.
ST 8221 Communication of Risk and Security (1 credit)
Explore the various aspects of risk communication, public speaking, formal briefings, and writing skills.
ST 8511 Partnership in Conflict Management II: Public Policy (1 credit)
Examine key questions and issues facing the U.S. intelligence community and its role in homeland security and homeland defense, as well as address policy, organizational, and substantive issues regarding homeland intelligence support.
ST 8220 Vulnerability, Risk, and Threat Assessment and Management (3 credits)
Focus on principles, methods, and practices of threat and vulnerability assessment and risk reduction, as well as integration of risk assessment and management principles into strategic planning and decision making.
ST 8331 Dynamic Systems Modeling and Simulation Tools (2 credits)
Unearth techniques for modeling complex systems and predicting and evaluating risks associated with a variety of sources, pathways, and consequences, as well as a survey of key dynamical equations and non-sensitive databases that are used in computer simulations of linked infrastructure systems.
ST 8512 Partnership in Conflict Management III: Security/Privacy Law, Social Responsibility, and Ethics (2 credits)
Explore the challenges to American civil liberties and national security in times of terrorism, ethical and moral concepts underlying American civil rights and acts of terrorism against the U.S., and the application of the U.S. Constitution to Homeland Security laws.