CIP - Critical Information Infrastructure Protection

This course examines the security of information in computer and communications networks within infrastructure sectors critical to national security. These include the sectors of banking, securities and commodities markets, industrial supply chain, electrical/smart grid, energy production, transportation systems, communications, water supply, and health. Special attention is paid to the risk management of information in critical infrastructure environments through an analysis & synthesis of assets, threats, vulnerabilities, impacts, and countermeasures. Students learn the importance of interconnection reliability and methods for observing, measuring, and testing negative impacts. Critical consideration is paid to the key role of Supervisory Control And Data Acquisition (SCADA) systems in the flow of resources such as electricity, water, and fuel. Students learn how to develop an improved security posture for a segment of the nation’s critical information infrastructure.