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Penn State Beaver

Security and Risk Analysis Minor

Penn State Abington - contact: Joe Oakes,
Penn State Berks
University College: Penn State Beaver, Penn State Mont Alto, Penn State New Kensington, Penn State Worthington Scranton
, Galen Grimes,, World Campus
University Park, College of Information Sciences and Technology (SRA)

The minor in Security and Risk Analysis (SRA) is intended to familiarize students with the general frameworks and multidisciplinary theories that define security and related risk analysis. Course work will engage students in the challenges and problems of assuring information confidentiality and integrity (e.g., social, economic, technology, and policy issues) as well as the strengths and weaknesses of various methods for assessing and mitigating associated risk in the students' major field.

The minor provides a grounding in analysis and modeling used in information search, visualization and creative problem solving. This knowledge is set in the context of legal, ethical and regulatory issues of security including analysis of privacy and security law, internal control standards, regulatory policies and basic investigative processes and principles. Such understanding overviews the information technology that plays a critical role in identifying, preventing and responding to security-related events in the student's major field.

A grade of C or better is required for all courses in the minor.

Scheduling Recommendation by Semester Standing given like (Sem: 1-2)

(At least 6 credits must be at the 400 level.)

SRA 111 GS(3), SRA 211(3), SRA 221(3) (Sem: 1-6)

Select 3 credits from: IST 140(3); CMPSC 101 GQ(3) (Sem: 1-6)
Select 3 credits from: IST 220(3); SRA 231(3) (Sem: 1-6)
Select 6 credits from: IST 432(3), IST 451(3), IST 452(3), IST 453(3), IST 454(3), IST 456(3), SRA 421(3), SRA 468(3), SRA 471(3), SRA 480(3) (Sem: 5-8)

[1] A student enrolled in this major must receive a grade of C or better, as specified in Senate Policy 82-44.


Last Revised by the Department: Spring Semester 2017

Blue Sheet Item #: 45-06-038

Review Date: 4/4/17



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