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Marilyn Davies College of Business

Cybersecurity, Enterprise Security and Core Course Descriptions

CYBERSECURITY CONCENTRATION​​

SM 6366 Cybersecurity Program Design & Operations 

Prerequisite: Acceptance into the MSM and/or approval from the Program Director.

This course focuses on the foundations of a risk based cyber security program. Students will focus on applying threat, vulnerability, risk analysis in order to manage an organization's IT security program.


​SM 6368 Information Security

Prerequisite: Acceptance into the MSM and/or approval from the Program Director.

This course focuses on treating an organization’s data as an asset that must be protected, ways to protect that data as an asset and the impact of data breach and/or theft of that data.​


SM 6369 Cyber Networked Security 

Prerequisite: Acceptance into the MSM and/or approval from the Program Director.

This course focuses on the security risks related to an organization's enterprise network connections to the external web and implementing technology to mitigate the identified security risks.​ 


SM 6374 Organizational Resilience 

Prerequisite: Acceptance into the MSM and/or approval from the Program Director.

This course examines the role of business continuity as part of a comprehensive, threat based, risk management strategy by looking at standards, strategies, crisis management, employee orientation, plan development and testing. ​


SM 6375 Cyber Operations Capstone 

Prerequisite: Acceptance into the MSM and/or approval from the Program Director.

This course focuses on identifying and using up-to-date intelligence in order to perform risk analysis, continuous monitoring and threat assessments to maintain security and reduce system vulnerabilities on a day to day basis.​

ENTERPRISE SECURITY CONCENTRATION


SM 6361 Managing Corporate Investigations 

Prerequisite: Acceptance into the MSM and/or approval from the Program Director.

This course focuses on the development and management of a corporate investigation team that is part of a complete enterprise security organization. Topics include: Mandated investigations, jurisdiction issues, legal exposure and ethical issues.​


SM 6367 Global Perspectives in Security Management 

Prerequisite: Acceptance to Security Management Program or college approval.

Examines the development and implementation of global security policies, standards, guidelines, and procedures to insure ongoing maintenance of security. Special emphasis on changes in economics, geopolitics, organization design, and technology and how each relates to potential threats and risks to an organization.​


SM 6370 Current Issues in Security Management 

Prerequisite: Six hours of graduate credit in the Security Management program or permission of the department.

This course is a survey of major security threats and methods for mitigating those threats in contemporary settings. The course activities will include review and analysis of recent security threats and/or events and identification of available strategies to mitigate the risk posed by those threats. Students will learn how to analyze a wide variety of threat scenarios, identify vulnerabilities, and determine which risk mitigation strategies work best for a given situation; and they will learn how threats and strategies for mitigating them are evolving over time.

SM 6371 Enterprise Security Capstone 

Prerequisite: Acceptance into the MSM or permission of the college.

This course deals with problem solving under the supervision of faculty members. The student will design and complete an analytical examination of a security problem and a set of actionable recommendations designed to solve the problem(s) and or mitigate the impact. The student will present their analysis and recommendations in both a recorded presentation and a comprehensive written document.​


SM 6376 Enterprise Security Solutions 

Prerequisite: Admission into the MSM or permission of the college​

This course focuses on the challenges of designing a comprehensive, risk based organizational protection program that takes advantage of all forms of protections, electronics and tactics available to the security professional.​


CORE CLASS COURSE DESCRIPTIONS

All students wishing complete the Master of Security Management will complete all the courses in addition to the 5 courses in their chosen concentration.​


SM 6360 Enterprise Security Management 

Prerequisite: Admission to the Master of Security Management program or college approval.

The management of the security function is examined through the study of management strategies and case studies. Discussions and research will include policies and procedures, fiscal management, audits and surveys and organizational structures and operations and crisis management. ​

SM 6362 Risk Analysis and Abatement 

Prerequisite: Admission to the Master of Security Management program or college approval.

This course surveys a variety of procedures, programs and policies used to form a strategic business security plan to neutralize an organization’s vulnerabilities and measure the effectiveness of its security. Strategies to prevent and reduce risks inherent in the private business sector will be discussed and analyzed.​


​​SM 6364 Legal Environment for Security Executives 

​Prerequisite: Admission to Security Management for Executives program or college approval.

Criminal law, administrative law and extralegal contractual agreements that impact security management including legal liabilities attached to arrest, search and seizure, evidence, tort liability and personnel issues in industrial, corporate, retail and private security.​


SM 6365 Cyber Crime and Computer Forensics 

Prerequisite: Admission to Security Management for Executives program or college approval.​

This course is designed to expose students to advanced concepts in computer forensic analysis. The methods of collection, preservation, analysis and presentation of digital evidence will be presented to properly conduct a computer forensics investigation.  There will be a balance of legal and technical aspects of study to achieve a balance similar to that encountered during general cases in which computer forensic are employed.

MGT 6301 Management, Leadership and Communications for Security Executives 

​Prerequisite: Admission to Security Management for Executives program or college approval.​

Leadership, motivation, and communication for executives in security organizations. Topics include one’s own managerial and leadership skills, interpersonal skills, and leading organizational change.​​​


MGT 6302 Human Resource Management for Security Executives 

Prerequisite: Admission to Security Management for Executives program or college approval.

Survey of the field of human resources management with emphasis on security management. Topics include human resources planning, recruiting and selection, performance appraisal, compensation and reward systems, training and development, and employee relations. Regulatory and legal aspects of human resources management will be integrated throughout the course.

MGT 6332 Management Decision Making for Security Executives 

​Prerequisite: Admission to Security Management for Executives program or college approval​

This course is an introduction to managerial decision making from the perspective of the security professional. Students will learn how to apply qualitative and quantitative decision models and techniques to solve managerial decision problems. Topics will include behavioral and organizational aspects of decision making, qualitative decision models, spreadsheet decision modeling, descriptive statistical analysis, forecasting models, and decision making under risk and uncertainty.​


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