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MISA 544 : The High-Reliability Enterprise Model

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College of Business (WBUAD)
The High-Reliability Enterprise Model
Reliable and resilient enterprises are those that are built to withstand negative forces and events, which can also make them more agile, better suited to take advantage of unforeseen opportunities. This course demonstrates that the development of secure and reliable products and services, and the continuous operation of critical internal systems, is best achieved in an organizational environment that prioritizes information assurance. Organizational approaches to the implementation of standards, best practices, and quality principles are essential considerations and provide the foundation that enables and promotes the building of reliable, trustworthy systems. Dimensions of information quality, overall quality management, process maturity, and others combine to set an organizational tone that supports assurance objectives and drive enterprises to the effective management of enterprise risks. Prequisites: MISA 501 and MISA 502

This course provides methods and approaches to build organizational capabilities for reliability and resiliency that support system assurance goals. Students will blend aspects of security, assurance, process management, and other disciplines to explore approaches to manage information-related risks at the enterprise level. An examination of management, compliance, and governance considerations will provide the backdrop to guiding the formulation and execution of strategic information risk management programs.

1.Explain enterprise-level risks and consequences related to information systems. 2.Understand how enterprise risk management can support internal and external organizational objectives.3.Understand how senior leadership sets the tone for setting the vision and leading the enterprise information assurance mission.4.Explain the use of process maturity analysis, modeling and evaluation in assessing and achieving greater levels of organizational reliability and performance.5.Develop best practices in enterprise risk management to support the development of safe and reliable internal and external products and services.6.Explain the value of industry standards in creating the enterprise information assurance program.

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Undergraduate Grade Scale

90 - 100% A
80 - 89% B
70 - 79% C
60 - 69% D
0 - 60% F

Graduate Grade Scale

90 - 100% A
80 - 89% B
70 - 79% C
0 - 69% F
Wendi Kappers - 2/25/2015
Aaron Glassman - 2/25/2015
Dr. Bobby McMasters - 2/25/2015
1-5 Master of Science in Information Security and Assurance 1. Understand the interdisciplinary aspects (technical, business, management, and policy) of information assurance and information systems and organizational security.
2. Assess and manage the identification of and response to the changing nature of the information risks and information security challenges that increasingly complex, distributed organizations face.
3. Establish governance policies and management mechanisms necessary to develop, acquire, and operate sustainable, cost-effective secure information infrastructures.
4. Integrate various ethical, legal, technological and professional perspectives, both local and global, along with data protection and information assurance perspectives, throughout the various MIS decision making and managerial and leadership processes.
5. Manage and direct the development and operational use of information security and assurance procedures, policies and technologies throughout the organization
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