Registration in this program is restricted to U.S. Government civilian employees and U.S. military service members only.

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.

This course will prepare students to describe the current security environment, including the risks and opportunities that are inherent in 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; describe the interrelationships among elements that comprise a modern security system, including hardware, software, policies, and people; recognize and distinguish the functions and types of modern security systems and illustrate them using specific examples; identify and assess the tradeoffs that system developers should consider when designing, implementing, and operating balanced security systems; explain the factors and issues that frame the possible future security environments, and estimate the effect of these issues on current security design and operations; 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; discuss and evaluate the strengths, limitations and vulnerabilities of information systems that currently exist to support DoD Security Programs; and discuss information systems that could or should be developed in the future (near-term and long-term) to support DoD security.

This course will develop each student's ability to use this knowledge to become more effective as a security leader in the DoD. This course includes reading, research, and writing assignments similar to a three credit-hour college or graduate-level course.

Delivery: Virtual Instructor-led

Length: 16 weeks

Target Audience: U.S. military members and civilian government employees preparing for leadership responsibilities in DoD Security

Clearance Requirement: None

Number of students per course: 20

Prerequisites: None.

Requirements: Agency recommendation: This course requires students to complete weekly assignments including reading research and writing assignments similar to those required for a three semester hour college course. Students must make significant commitment of time to complete these assignments.

Credit Recommendation (What's this?): 3 semester hours in information security or information assurance - graduate degree category.

CDSE courses are intended for use by Department of Defense and other U.S. Government personnel and contractors within the National Industrial Security Program.

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