Physical Security (HSMN 620, 3 Credits)
A comprehensive study of the many interdependent elements involved in protecting man-made structures from direct or indirect physical and cyber attacks. Various factors that affect physical security (including construction materials, architectural design, location, function, occupancy, and life cycle management) are examined. Accessibility, access control, traffic patterns, and internal and external communications are analyzed. Review covers methods for protecting critical infrastructure support systems, such as electric power, water supply, airflow, and information systems. Typical security policies and procedures for various categories of physical facilities (such as those involved in power generation, finance, and telecommunications) are also evaluated.