Critical Infrastructure

This course introduces students to the methods and approaches to protecting critical infrastructure as a means of effectively protecting people, physical entities and cyber systems and the establishment of an effective incident command operation. Moreover, students will examine vulnerability rise reduction strategies, contingency planning, and strategic partnership models as they are applied to the critical infrastructure sectors. Course topics include risk assessment and management, contingency planning, training and exercises, the role of the crisis management team, crisis communications, and public and private sector roles and relationships in emergency management.