Minor in Security and Risk Analysis

The Security and Risk Analysis minor is intended to familiarize students with the general framework and multidisciplinary theories that define security and related risk analysis. Course work will engage students in the challenges and problems of assuring information confidentiality and integrity, as well as the strengths and weaknesses of various methods for assessing and mitigating associated risk in the student’s major field.

The minor provides a grounding in analysis and modeling used in information search, visualization and creative problem solving. This knowledge is set in the context of legal, ethical and regulatory issues of security including analysis of privacy and security law, internal control standards, regulatory policies and basic investigative processes and principles. Such understanding overviews the information technology that plays a critical role in identifying, preventing and responding to security-related events in the student's major field.

View additional details and requirements on the University Bulletin.

Program Requirements

Core Courses

  • IST 110: Information, People & Technology
  • SRA 111: Introduction to Security and Risk Analysis
  • SRA 211: Threat of Terrorism and Crime
  • SRA 221: Overview of Information Security
  • IST 452: Legal and Regulatory Environment of Privacy and Security

Select two courses, with at least one course at the 400-level, from:

Risk Management Focus

  • SRA 231: Decision Theory and Analysis
  • SRA 311: Risk Management: Assessment and Mitigation
  • IST 432: Legal and Regulatory Environment of Information Science and Technology
  • IST 456: Information Security Management

Network Security Focus

  • IST 220: Networking and Telecommunications
  • IST 451: Network Security

Cyber Forensics Focus

  • IST 453: Legal, Regulatory, Policy Environment of Cyber Forensics
  • IST 454: Computer and Cyber Forensics

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