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Undergraduate Degree Programs

Security & Rsk Analy (SRA)

SRA 311 Risk Management: Assessment and Mitigation (3) Assessment and mitigation of security vulnerabilities for people, organizations, industry sectors, and the nation.

SRA 311 Risk Management: Assessment and Mitigation (3)

Risk Analysis in a Security Context is focused on developing analytical skills aimed at producing credible and meaningful answers to critical questions of risk management. Risk is considered at all levels within this course, including those created by intelligent adversaries, including cybercriminals and terrorists, although risks may also include natural disasters, system failures, accidents, etc. Students successfully completing this course are capable of applying a diverse set of analytic techniques to answer questions in contexts such as information security, counterterrorism and intelligence, or any other particular field where protection is an issue.

Topics in this course include critical thinking, systems analysis, risk assessment and associated analysis methods, risk communication, and risk control.


General Education: None
Diversity: None
Bachelor of Arts: None
Effective: Summer 2006 Ending: Summer 2015
Prerequisite: SRA 231

Note : Class size, frequency of offering, and evaluation methods will vary by location and instructor. For these details check the specific course syllabus.