Introduction to Physical Security and Deterrents to Terrorism
Credits: 3
Department: HLS Homeland Security
Subject: Homeland Security
This course will focus on the development and implementation of a Vulnerability Assessment program. Students will look at the Vulnerability Assessment's role in the Risk Assessment process and learn how it supports the development of the Hazard Mitigation Plan and the Site Physical Security Program. Students will also learn the CARVER system, which is a step-by-step approach to Vulnerability Assessment and identify the application of the program. The student will learn to apply a research methodology for gathering information, conducting investigations and conducting interviews and briefings with the client. The course explores the various idiosyncrasies that occur with the different types of facilities. Sessions take a critical look at the various aspects of physical and cybersecurity to be considered and learn how to apply credibility and nuisance tests. Personnel access, traffic control and other mitigation measures will be covered.