MASTER OF PROTECTIVE SECURITY MANAGEMENT
CCSM 6101 Business Continuity & Disaster Recovery
This unit will introduce the student to the management concepts of Business Continuity Disaster Recovery (BCDR) with particular emphasis on Protective Security which have now included the convergence of Information and Physical Security. It will examine the development of BCDR and the application of theory to practices in Protective Security. Students will be introduced to issues on business impact assessment, emergency response and business recovery. This unit will develop an understanding of the principles and applications used in BCDR from both business and IT perspectives. Best practices in BCDR for practitioners/managers will be discussed. Finally the students are exposed sample BCDR case studies.
CCSM 6102 Physical Protective Security
This unit will develop an understanding of the principles and applications of technology used in physical security systems. The scientific foundation for physical security technology in modern security applications and techniques will be presented. The technology treated will include: locks; safes; strong rooms; perimeter protection; structural strength of buildings; physical barriers; lighting; conducting and documenting a security survey; and properties of materials of security protection.
CCSM 6103 Information Security Governance
This unit will introduce students to the issues that any national, state or local government must consider in the development and implementation of security policies and procedures. The unit will develop an understanding of government decision making and security policy making, espionage and tamper evident security, terrorism and intelligence, private sector involvement in government security, privacy and security legislation, and security in public places.
CCSM 6104 Intrusion Detection
The unit will outline the principles underlying applications of electronic security technology for the protection of assets of an organization. As the techniques and devices available become more sophisticated, so the need for law enforcement agencies and security professionals to have a comprehensive knowledge and understanding of security technology principles and practices increases. This unit develops an understanding of the principles and applications of technology used in security systems. It will include the scientific foundation for security technology in barrier detection, open ground detection, and intruder detection systems.
CCSM 6201 Security Personnel Management
This unit will develop an understanding of managing the security function and is a capstone unit for the security major. Legal frameworks and the security manager’s role in managing crises will be examined. Security management planning will be discussed and tools such as PEST and SWOT will be covered as part of developing the planning process. Security intelligence will be introduced as a decision making tool and security investigations and their management will be discussed.
CCSM 6202 Building and Facility Management
The concept of building and facility management will be introduced with emphasis placed on the identification of potential threats in building, security design concept and planning, building security services and technology, security operations related to monitoring, recording, feedback and emergency responds. Personnel movement and access control, together with CCTV Systems will be included.
CCSM 6203 Access Control
This unit will examine the security technology of access control. It will identify, define and explain the scientific principles, technologies, design, integration and application of access control. Analysis of current advances in technology is applied, including biometric identification, cryptography, smart-card technology and system software. Other technologies included CCTV and Imaging Systems.
CCSM 6301 Risk Management
This unit will introduce the student to risk management concepts. It will also emphasize the importance of risk management in protecting official information assets. Students will be introduced to risk assessment tools which include qualitative and quantitative tools. Students will consider the requirements for conducting and documenting security surveys. The unit will consider other areas of risk such as organizational safety and human factors in risk.
CCSM 6302 Critical Infrastructure Management
This unit will develop an understanding for the application of security technology and its management to specific industrial security procedures. The legal aspects of applications of security to industry will be considered. The industries which could be included are: hotels and resorts; airports; retail facilities; hospitals; strategic installations; and executive protection security. Appropriate security procedures will be developed for the protection of assets in industry.
CCSM 6900 Research Methodology
The course provides a general overview of how to identify the key research topics in information system area. It provides a base knowledge for searching and revising scientific, technical, business and government quantitative and qualitative information system. Topics covered include the nature of research, the scientific method, theory and research, research paradigms: positivist, interpretive and critical research approaches, quantitative and qualitative data, measurement and quantitative data analysis techniques, qualitative data analysis techniques and research approaches in information systems.
CCSM 6305 Cyber Law
This unit will covers some of the acts and legal matters related to crime such as Evidence Act, Criminal Procedure Code, Communication & Multimedia Act, Computer Crime Act, Property rights and challenges as well as threat.
CCSM 6303 Digital Forensic
This unit will provide students with a comprehensive understanding of digital principles/methodologies – identification, collecting, reserving, analyzing and presenting the technology-related evidence in a manner that admissible in court. Students will learn the importance of forensic principles and procedures, legal consideration, digital evidence controls and the documentation of forensic analysis. Students will also be exposed to some of the forensic tools available in the market and function.
CCSM 6998 Dissertation
This unit will develop a dissertation is a significant piece of an independent written scholarly supervised work to the carried out by the student. The student is expected to maintain frequent contact with the supervisor. At the end of the course, the student is required to present and defend the result of dissertation.