William Slater's CYBR 510

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

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Post 004 - CYBR 510

Week Two Assignments

Week 1 Summary
Theme for the Week- Core Competencies in Managing a Security Operation

This week:

Measuring importance
The driving force of a security operation
Learning Objectives:

Describe the design and evaluation process of physical security protection systems.
Examine how personnel security has changed over the years to become an effective tool within the security field.
Assess the methods for how security executives rank priorities.
Relate the similarities and differences between contract security services and in-house security.

Week 2 Reading Assignments

Security Operations Management, Chapter 2
Effective Physical Security, Chapter 2

Week #2 Class Discussion Board

On Week 2 Forum, post your response to one of the following questions:

Discuss the three biggest problems you feel a management team would have with a contract security service. Contrast this with the three biggest problems you feel a management team would have with a proprietary or in-house security service.

How have contract security services and proprietary security services changed since the 9/11 terrorist attacks?

Describe federal laws that have helped form security practices.

Corporate security managers place workplace violence at or near the top of their concerns. Is this likely to change? What factors could influence different types of industries to report different security priorities?

Why are some operational contingencies considered "core"? What would be an example of a non-core competency?

Discuss the different security concerns for different industries and why there is a difference between them.

The textbook describes a list of "What drives security operations?" Is this list complete or is there something missing? Do you agree with the list? Explain your answer.

Try not to repeat a topic already chosen by another student. 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 sites that provide information on your topic. Once you have submitted your initial post (by Friday night), read each of your classmates' initial posts and respond to at least two 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 total.

Week 2 Written Assignments
Your written assignment this week is to write a paper addressing both of the following:

Discuss how the Rand Report (p. 32-33 of Security Operations Management textbook) has changed the security field and the law enforcement field.
How has the modern protective industry grown in recent history? How does it compare with law enforcement today?
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. 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. (Submit for grading use the link below)

This assignment is worth 100 points total.

Week 2 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. Your weekly journal entry will be due by 11:59 p.m. on Sunday at the end of each week. (Submit for grading using the link below)

This assignment is worth 100 points total.

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William Favre Slater, III
MBA, M.S., PMP, CISSP, SSCP, CISA, ISO 27002, ISO 20000, ITIL v3, Cloud Computing Foundation
Project Manager / Program Manager
CYBR 510 Blog: http://cybr510.blogspot.com
Chicago, IL
United States of America

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