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Homeland Security Risk Assessment Certificate



A student who completes this certificate will demonstrate the following either orally or in writing:

    1) using case study method, knowledge of the evolution of the homeland security threats and responses before and after the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks;
     
     2) using case study and OCTAVE assessment methods, exploration of the nature and relationships qualitatively and quantitatively of the Risk, Threats, Impact, Vulnerabilities and Countermeasures applied to homeland security operations;

     3) using case study method, application of problem-solving techniques and Attack / Defense (A/D) scenarios to defend / respond to the critical infrastructure threat;

     4) knowledge of contemporary organization, principles, and practices that govern U.S. Homeland security activities at the Federal, state, and local level and in the private sector;

     5) a plan for deployment of national assets into critical infrastructure sectors (CIS) and their protection against terrorist threats;

     6) relevant theoretical knowledge, ability to employ strategic and tactical skills, and cooperative leadership skills in solving problems of homeland security;
  
     7) exploration of interrelationships among national critical infrastructure sectors and their asymmetric affects in cyberspace;


    8) synthesis of a broad-based knowledge of homeland security issues with government policies, procedures, laws and strategies;  

     9) effective and innovative strategies for rapid, creative responses to homeland crises by using research skills, knowledge of homeland security issues, policies, procedures and creative teamwork to respond wisely to unexpected simulated emergencies;

   10) leadership in working collaboratively in the preparation for, protection against, and response to national, state and local crises based on a comprehensive knowledge of systems, relationships and research in homeland security and related areas;

   11) preparation of “on-target”, executive PowerPoint situation reports that focus on key CIS issues and joint dependencies / vulnerabilities and recommend required short- and long-term actions;

 12) using case study method, explore the nexus between economic crime, identity fraud, drug trafficking and combating terrorism.