Security and Risk Analysis Minor (SRA)

The minor in SRA 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 (e.g., social, economic, technology, and policy issues), as well as the strengths and weaknesses of various methods for assessing and mitigating associated risk in the students' 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.

REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MINOR: 21 credits; a grade of C or better is required for all courses in the minor.

Core Courses – 9 credits, which must include:

  • SRA 111 Introduction to Security and Risk Analysis (3)
  • SRA 211 Threat of Terrorism and Crime (3)
  • SRA 221 Overview of Information Security (3)

Additional Courses – 12 credits; at least 6 credits must be at the 400 level

Select 3 credits from:

  • IST 140 Introduction to Application Development (3)
  • CMPSC 101 Introduction to C++ Programming (3)
  • CMPSC 121 Introduction to Programming Techniques (3)

Select 3 credits from:

  • IST 220 Networking and Telecommunications (3)
  • SRA 231 Decision Theory and Analysis (3)

Select 6 credits from:

  • IST 432 Legal and Regulatory Environment of Information Science and Technology (3)
  • IST 451* Network Security (3)
  • IST 452 Legal and Regulatory Environment of Privacy and Security (3)
  • IST 453 Legal, Regulatory, Policy Environment of Cyber Forensics (3)
  • IST 454* Computer and Cyber Forensics (3)
  • IST 456* Security and Risk Management (3)
  • SRA 421 The Intelligence Environment (3)
  • SRA 468 Visual Analytics for Security Intelligence (3)
  • SRA 471 Informatics, Risk and the Post-Modern World (3)
  • SRA 480 Crisis Informatics (3)

For more information, see the Undergraduate Bulletin or contact Nannette D'Imperio: 610-892-1343, [email protected].