Course Detail: SEC-3000 - Internet, Communication and Security [SEC-3000]
This course examines how the Internet and associated communication technologies have created new means for people to organize within their local communities and across great distances, changing the nature of the relationship between society and government institutions. The Internet has allowed people to communicate often without detection, resulting in both positive and negative effects; e.g., Internet-based communications have been a significant factor in the growth of transnational terrorism and popular uprisings, governments have often attempted to control the Internet, in some cases to aid legitimate law enforcement, in others to repress restless populations seeking change. State institutions can also use these technologies to create more effective governance and better responses to humanitarian crises.
This course encourages students to consider the positive and negative ways the Internet has facilitated the relationships between states and their citizens and social interactions. The speed and reach of the Internet have implications for cybersecurity, human security, critical infrastructure protection, resiliency, defense, government, and more. This course is designed to bridge the significant themes the Internet can hinder and advance the level of security within a given population and how they can be applied to professional and business settings.
This course awards 2.4 Continuing Education Units (CEU) upon completion.
Who Should Attend?
This course is recommended for individuals in the business world and corporate business continuity professionals, especially in Security and Emergency Services sectors, at any level.
Upon completion of this course, students will be able to:
- Identify how Internet-based services and applications have changed the ways in which groups of people communicate and organize.
- Analyze the role of Internet-based communications in key security events such as transnational terrorism, the Arab Spring, and WikiLeaks.
- Evaluate ways in which Internet applications and services have changed the relationship between states and their citizens and in evolving social structures.
- Assess the efficacy of methods used by states to attempt to control these technologies.
- Evaluate current and potential uses of the Internet to improve governance
This is an online asynchronous instructor-facilitated course with weekly modules and assignments, but no scheduled meeting times. Students should plan to spend approximately 10-15 hours per week working through the course depending on experience and proficiency. Coursework is web-based and requires additional software and a reliable internet connection. All courses open 48 business hours in advance of each start date and must be completed by their scheduled end dates. Digital certificates are available upon successful completion of individual courses. Printed certificates are mailed only upon completion of a full certificate program.