• Online, Self-Paced
  • Classroom
Course Description

This course is designed for the senior security manager of the 21st century. It addresses leading-edge technologies and their implications (positive and negative) for the field of security within DoD. It is designed to help security personnel thrive in an information systems environment.

Learning Objectives

• Assess the current security environment, including the risks and opportunities that attend new processes and technologies;
• Summarize the nature and role of information assurance in both providing and protecting information;
• Evaluate the essential issues involved in sharing and protecting information, including issues of risk, knowledge sharing, and education;
• Appraise the interrelationships among elements that comprise a modern security system, including hardware, software, policies, and people;
• Distinguish the functions and types of modern security systems and illustrate them using specific examples;
• Assess the tradeoffs that security engineers should consider when designing, implementing, and operating balanced security systems;
• Explain and evaluate the factors and issues that frame the possible future security environments, and estimate the effect of these issues on current security design and operations;
• Analyze the roles, responsibilities, requirements, and effectiveness of select DoD information systems and programs;
- Discuss and evaluate the effectiveness of how information assurance principles are applied in the DoD Information Assurance Certification and Accreditation Process (DIACAP);
- Discuss and evaluate the effectiveness of how information assurance principles are applied in the National Industrial Security Program (NISP);
- Discuss and evaluate the security effectiveness of information systems that currently exist to support DoD security programs; and
• Appraise information systems that could or should be developed in the future (near-term and long-term) to support DoD security

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