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SRA syllabus - SRA-111 Introduction to Security and Risk...

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SRA-111 Introduction to Security and Risk Analysis (Fall Semester 2007) Course Description: SRA 111 is an introductory course with a broad focus, spanning the areas of security, risk and analysis. In addition to familiarizing the student with basic security terminology and technology, it will also touch upon social and legal issues, risk analysis and mitigation, crime intelligence and forensics, and information warfare and assurance. This course will enable students to understand the requirements for security in any agency or organization. Included will be information from cases related to cyberterrorism, bioterrorism, and critical infrastructure protection. Some concepts to be covered in the area of information security are: confidentiality, integrity, availability, and non-repudiation. Various methods of safeguarding these security concerns will be discussed, such as: single- and multi-factor authentication, encryption, digital signatures, prevention of denial of service attacks, and so forth. This course also covers social and legal issues related to security. This course also covers the basic principles and the approaches to risk analysis, vulnerability analysis, crime and intelligence analysis, forensics, techniques for risk assessment and risk mitigation. The course will prepare students for more in-depth courses such as SRA 211, SRA 221 and SRA 311. This course will incorporate collaborative and action-learning experiences wherever appropriate. Emphasis will be placed on developing and practicing writing and speaking skills through application of the concepts that define the course. Some basic mathematical skill (algebra) and computing skill (basic PC literacy) are required for best results.
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Course Objectives: Upon completion of the course, the student will: Understand basic security concepts, terminology, technology and possible solutions. Develop an understanding of the social and legal issues of security and privacy. Understand the basics of crime intelligence and forensics analysis as it relates to
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This note was uploaded on 03/17/2008 for the course SRA 111 taught by Professor Santoro,gerald during the Fall '07 term at Penn State.

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SRA syllabus - SRA-111 Introduction to Security and Risk...

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