SIO - Strategic Information Operations

Top Secret/SCI Clearance Required
U.S. Citizens Only

The course explores the national security concept of “strategic fragility” as it applies to modern society’s growing reliance on interconnected, complex, and potentially fragile critical infrastructures. The course covers the rise of fragile infrastructures, the role of the information infrastructure as a control mechanism, sources of vulnerability, examples of infrastructure attacks and their consequences, and potential means to mitigate risks and deter attacks by others on our strategic infrastructures. The course also examines current roles and missions of various U.S. Government entities and military commands in light of the potential threat from strategic infrastructure attacks.