William Slater's CYBR 510

William Slater's CYBR 510
CYBR 510 - Physical, Operations, and Personnel Security

Sunday, December 4, 2011

Post 002 - CYBR 510

Week One Assignments
Week One Welcome Video

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Week 1 Summary

Theme for the Week- Organizational Structure, Strategies, and Management Process

This week:
Security operations in the management environment;
Core competencies to initiate effective protection programs;
Report of the task force on private security.

Learning Objectives:
Identify and explain the general fundamentals and core competencies of a security program.
Evaluate the strategy of management and the security management process.
Assess organizational structures in relation to the security functions.

Week 1 Reading Assignments
Security Operations Management, Chapter 1
Security Operations Management, Appendix C- Report of the Task Force of Private Security
Effective Physical Security, Chapter 6 - Physical Security
Week 1 Discussion Post

On Week 1 Forum, post your response to one of the following questions:

How do organizations today adapt to the needs of people who are in the field of security management? Do you agree with layers of management with this concept?

Does it matter where security (physical and information) is located in the organizational chart? Thoroughly explain your reasoning.

Does a person's or position's title make a difference? Explain if job title's for security change it's potential or real influence in an organization.

Why is it important for security professionals to understand security management? Does understanding classical management theories help security professionals?

Where is the optimal place for security in an organization? Where does security normally reside? If there's a difference, explain why.

Should information security be in the same department as physical security or should they be separate functions / roles?

Is there a difference between security roles/departments in for-profit organizations versus not-for-profit? Explain your answer and give examples of security in each.

How does "outsourcing" affect current security practices?

Try not to pick a topic already discussed on the forum. Your answer should be 2-3 paragraphs in length with proper attention given to spelling and grammar. You can use the textbook and supplemental reading, but you should also include at least one Internet site that provides information on your topic. Once you have submitted your initial post, read each of your classmates' initial posts and respond to at least four of them. In your response, provide your comments and any additional information you might have. Remember to cite your sources.

Directions: Each student must respond to a minimum of four other students’ threaded discussion postings in a “substantive and meaningful” manner. Do not simply agree or disagree – provide a quality response that reflects critical thinking. To foster learning, “professional and constructive” criticism is encouraged when responding to your classmates.

The weekly discussion questions, to allow time for students to respond, must be answered by 6:00 p.m. on Sunday of each week. Please see the discussion evaluation section in the syllabus for detailed expectations and directions of how your discussion board postings and overall participation is evaluated.

Reminders: Each student must respond to the weekly questions. Discussion postings should reflect some new or original information – do not just regurgitate data or opinion posted by previous students. The quality of your effort will be considered when grading discussion postings.
This assignment is worth 100 points, weight: 48%.
Week 1 Written Assignment
Discuss the organizational concerns a corporation has today when entering the mid-20th century with a different mindset of security and how it is to assist with that organization.
Reminders: Students are required to submit assignments with a name, course name/number and page numbers on your assignments. Please double space your work, and re-state the question. Grading is facilitated when the assignment submission is well structured, and the questions (opposed to your answers) have been bolded. File Naming Convention: Students are required to submit assignments with their last name, followed by the week’s assignment; e.g. smith1.2. Microsoft Word documents only. Late submitters will be penalized.
Weekly written assignments will be due by 11:59 p.m. CST on Sunday at the end of each week. Specific assignments will be posted each week throughout the course. Your grade will be predicated on the quality of your thinking and writing - NOT the length of your writing. Too many words are usually a sign of poor editing, and too few words are a sign of poor analysis.

This assignment is worth 100 points, weight, 40%.

Week 1 Journal
Each student will complete “weekly” entries into a well-organized journal that reflects how the weekly coursework (reading and assignment) and discussion has impacted their personal and professional lives. Essentially, the journal - akin to a personal diary, should capture the meaningful and significant aspects of the course which generated student analysis and thought. See the Journal Guidelines on the main Assignments page. Your weekly journal entry will be due by 11:59 p.m. CST on Sunday at the end of each week.

This assignment is worth 100 points, weight, 12%.

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