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HLSD 215 : Introduction to Industrial Security

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College of Arts & Sciences (WARSC)
Introduction to Industrial Security
This course will review the fundamentals of security and emergency planning and management. The nature, scope, history, and essential elements of security in the workplace are discussed with emphasis on personal protection and to a limited extent property protection. The workplace will include selected aviation and industrial settings. Operational aspects of security that include strategies for identifying and controlling security exposures and applicable legal issues are also discussed. Students develop and/or evaluate security programs for selected industries.

This is a core course designed to introduce students to the concepts of industrial security, emergency response planning, and development of a physical security plan. Topics to be discussed include: strategies on how to identify, analyze and mange threats to personnel facilities and property; including crisis management once threats materialize. Address security in industrial (workplace) settings and include discussions on terrorism, WMD and elements of physical security.

1.Discuss the origin and history of physical security; explain the facility security design process.2.Conduct a security vulnerability analysis (SVA) for a given facility, using elements of consequence, and critical infrastructure analysis.3.Discuss the basics of fraud, pilferage, theft, embezzlement, vandalism industrial espionage, sabotage intelligence gathering, and retail security.4.Demonstrate a basic understanding of the technology relating to physical (industrial) security, including perimeter security, intrusion detection devices, access control, locks, doors, alarms, fences, procedural/personal controls, and CCTV.5.As a team project, develop a comprehensive physical security plan to protect a designated facility, including cost analysis, culminating in an oral briefing and a written report.

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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
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