Stand-Alone Courses

These courses are designed to be inserted into the existing curriculum of a graduate program in business, policy, engineering, or any other field that would benefit from increased knowledge of critical infrastructure security and resilience. Each is constructed to be customized to the needs of the individual program, with extensive reading lists and course schedules that can be adjusted by the instructor and a course syllabus can serve as a template. To download these course materials, please click the “Download” link at the bottom of the page and take a moment to tell us about your interest in Critical Infrastructure Education.


Introduction to Critical Infrastructure Security and Resilience
This course provides an introduction to the policy, strategy, and practical application of critical infrastructure security and resilience from an all-hazards perspective.
Information Sharing for Critical Infrastructure Security and Resilience
This course provides an overview of information sharing within the national security/homeland security enterprise with a focus on the interdependencies of critical infrastructure.
Risk Management for Critical Infrastructure Security and Resilience
This course provides an introduction to policies and strategies related to risk management and risk analysis for critical infrastructure from an all-hazards perspective.
Critical Infrastructure Security and Resilience Systems Analysis
This theoretical course builds on the learner’s prior knowledge of critical infrastructure sectors and focuses on a systems analysis approach to security and resilience.
Methods, Policies, and Strategies
This course emphasizes the national security and homeland security policies and strategies aimed at the prevention, mitigation, and response to adversary attacks against single or multiple critical infrastructure sectors.
Critical Infrastructure Security and Resilience - The Cyber Dimension
This course provides a careful examination of the methods necessary to identify and address risks to critical information infrastructures from a variety of cyber-related threats.
Critical Infrastructure Security and Resilience - Sector Approaches and Cross-Sector Interdependencies
This course compares and contrasts the different approaches vis-à-vis security and resilience utilized within the various critical infrastructure sectors, including those that operate within a defined regulatory space and those that do not. It further examines the nature of critical dependencies and interdependencies across the sectors, including a focus on organizational awareness and preparedness culture, supply chain security, and cyber-related issues.
Critical Infrastructure Security and Resilience - The International Dimension
This course compares and contrasts critical infrastructure security and resilience approaches of other nations, including those that operate within a defined regulatory space and those that do not.
Critical Infrastructure Security and Resilience – Identifying, Assessing, and Addressing Emergent Threats
This course explores the National Infrastructure Protection Plan (NIPP) and the challenges associated with a diverse spectrum of threats and hazards across critical infrastructure sectors and systems.
Designing Resilient Infrastructures
This course focuses on the development of critical thinking and analytical problem-solving skills within critical infrastructure contexts.
Critical Infrastructure Security and Resilience Capstone
This course fosters the development of advanced baseline knowledge and provides opportunities to apply this knowledge to “hands-on” critical infrastructure security and resilience strategy and plan development.

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