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MGMT 387 : Managing Risk in Information Systems

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College of Business (WBUAD)
Managing Risk in Information Systems
Managing Risk in Information Systems provides a unique, in-depth look at how to manage and reduce IT associated risks. This course provides a comprehensive explanation of the Risk, Response, and Recovery Domain in addition to providing a thorough overview of risk management and its implications on IT infrastructures and compliance.

The purpose of this course is to introduce students to the fundamentals of risks and risk management. This course helps students understand the importance of risk management to organizations. Students are exposed to a number of techniques that will help them identify risks, assess risks, and manage and mitigate risks. The courses place a special focus on Information Systems-associated risks.

Upon course completion, the student will be able to:

1. Understand what risk is and describe the major components of risk to an IT infrastructure.

2. Define risk management and describe the importance of risk management to organizations.

3. Explain risk identifications and risk management techniques.

4. Compare and contrast threats, vulnerabilities, and exploits; and how they can be managed.

5. Illustrate how to develop a risk management plan.

6. Define risk assessment and describe its components and challenges.

7. Identify organization and information assets and describe the purpose of business impact analysis, business continuity planning, and disaster recovery planning.

8. Outline the different categories of controls and how to identify, analyze, and plan risk mitigation controls.

9. Illustrate the importance of business impact analysis, and describe its scope and objectives in mitigating risks,

10. Describe the importance and the purpose of the Business Impact Analysis, Business Continuity Plan, and Disaster Recovery Plan, and identify their key elements.

Located on the Daytona Beach Campus, the Jack R. Hunt Library is the primary library for all students of the Worldwide Campus. The Chief Academic Officer strongly recommends that every faculty member, where appropriate, require all students in his or her classes to access the Hunt Library or a comparable college-level local library for research. The results of this research can be used for class projects such as research papers, group discussion, or individual presentations. Students should feel comfortable with using the resources of the library. 

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Written assignments must be formatted in accordance with the current edition of the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (APA) unless otherwise instructed in individual assignments.

ActivityPercent of Grade
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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
Michael S. Wills - 2/11/2015
Peter O’Reilly - 2/11/2015
Aaron Glassman - 2/11/2015
Bobby McMasters
1-5 Bachelor of Science in Technical Management Employ supervisory and management skills needed to effectively lead and support
others within a team environment across business functions. (BSTM PO-1)

2. Apply research to solve business problems and communicate the results effectively. (BSTM PO2)

3. Analyze and evaluate business functions and processes, identify needs, and structure business approaches using problem-solving, critical thinking, and established methodologies and standards. (BSTM PO-3)

4. Know key principles of business and management disciplines and their business applications; and the possible interrelationships to technical management practices especially in the field of aviation and aerospace. (BSTM PO-4)

5. Demonstrate a proficiency in identifying and solving problems related to the specialty areas of Information Systems, Information Security, Project Management, Logistics and Supply Chain Management, Engineering Science, or Occupational Safety and Health knowledge and the interrelationships to business and technical management practices. (BSTM PO-5)
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