An interdisciplinary course addressing prevention, mitigation, preparation, response, and recovery from catastrophic events that threaten private and public sector resources and infrastructures. Course contents will include: characteristics of security; personal/corporate perspectives; identification of assets; assessing cost/benefits of protecting assets; risk assessment and risk management; crisis decision making; emergency management resources and response infrastructures; best practices in emergency management and risk and crisis communication; business continuity; and the importance of a collaborative response. Case studies include the 9-11 attacks and Hurricane Katrina. External experts will present and career opportunities will be discussed. Permission of instructor required.
Foundations In Homeland Security Studies