Lesson 1: Learning at Ashworth
Lesson 2: An Introduction to Security
The goals and values of Ashworth College; time management; creating a realistic weekly and monthly study schedule; the nature and purpose of assessments; how to study effectively to prepare for and take an online examination; developing the skill sets necessary for success in the twenty-first century.
Lesson 3: Defining Security Objectives and Public/Private Safety
Security basics; studies in human behavior: an essential need for security; defining security; creating and maintaining a stable and predictable environment; threat, risk and vulnerability assessment; risk level analysis; determining probability and criticality; identifying countermeasures; proactive vs. reactive response; contract vs. proprietary officers; outsourcing; real-world security scenarios.
Lesson 4: Physical, Information, and Personnel Security
Risk management options; transferring, spreading and assuming risk; the security objective: a seamless, integrated security design; public and private police relations; defining public and private space; who should provide security; mistrust of police; demand for public safety: competitive market responses; community policing; high-profile protection; cultivating respect among professionals.
Lesson 5: Integration, Emergency Planning, and Legal Issues
Crime prevention through environmental design; lines of defense; external and internal threats; locks, lights, alarms and access control; intrusion detection devices; asset protection; information security; computer security operation and countermeasures; security management policies and procedures; workplace violence; sexual harassment and discrimination; drug use and abuse; disruptive employee behavior; promoting ethical conduct; hiring, training and supervising security personnel; equipment, tactics and uniforms.
Lesson 6: Security Foundations
The essence of integration: know the environment, know the security field and rely on other security experts; the importance of an integrated security design; a model for integration; identifying security factors for a hospital, an airport, a school, a bank and a convenience store -- including risk levels, asset protection, physical security, computer security, information security, personnel issues and security management.
Lesson 7: Jobs, Education, and Training
Transit security; utility security; retail security; public events and cultural/city centers; hospitals; the Department of Homeland Security; computer protection; Operation Liberty Shield; state and local response; public/private joint initiatives; the growth of private security in the U.S.; crime trends; professionalism and a new philosophy; protecting life and property; security functions; advantages of contract services vs. proprietary security guards; deciding on a contract security firm; hybrid systems; private security and public law enforcement.
Lesson 8: Law and Risk Analysis
Determining needs; security's place in the organization; organizing the security function; the security/loss prevention occupation -- opportunities in personal security, private investigation, consulting, industry, retail, health care, airports, hotels, campuses, banking, alarm response, computers, government and more; proposed regulation; the role of higher education; training; certification and regulation.
Lesson 9: Inner and Outer Defenses
Security, public police and the U.S. Constitution; common law, case law and statutory law; the power of security personnel; felonies and misdemeanors; private security powers regarding arrest, detention, interrogation, search and seizure, use of force and the exclusionary rule; tort law; security and liability; recent trends in liability and privacy; development of case law; risk management; the security survey: the facility, personnel, accounting, data processing, purchasing and shipping and receiving; probability and criticality; security files.
Lesson 10: Contingency Planning, Fire and Safety, Theft and Personnel Issues
Fences and walls; gates and other barrier breaches; barrier protection; inside the perimeter; lighting; security planning; windows and doors; locks and keys; roofs and common walls; surveillance devices; old construction; security principles in design; doors to sensitive areas; traffic patterns; traffic control; employee identification; package control; files, safes and vaults; types of alarm systems.
Lesson 11: Transportation and Cargo Safety, Workplace Violence, and Drug Use
Fire prevention and protection; safety and loss control; emergency planning; the value of insurance in a total loss prevention program; types of insurance; insuring against crime; insuring property; the dishonest employee; management responsibility in loss prevention; the internal security program; procedural controls; when controls fail; personnel screening; checking employment history and references; backgrounding; integrity and lie detection tests; Americans with Disabilities Act; other screening options; morale.
Lesson 12: Retail Security and Terrorism
The role of private security; theft and pilferage; transportation and shipping security planning; cargo in transit; suggested sealing systems and procedures; the phenomenon of workplace violence; profiling and preventing workplace violence; the violence intervention and contingency team; perpetrator's rights; impact of drug use; drug testing; a comprehensive substance abuse program.
Lesson 13: Computers, Information, and Security
Shoplifting; checks and credit/debit cards; internal theft; historical background of terrorism worldwide; in search of a definition for international terrorism; terrorism as a tactic, instrument or method; characterizing modern terrorism; specific threats and responses; Al Qaeda; nuclear and radiological threats; bioterrorism; chemical agents; other potential nationwide threats.
Lesson 14: Security Threats of the 21st Century and the Future of Security
Types of computer systems; networks; database problems; computer system protection; content monitoring and filtering; dealing with identity theft; other data resource vulnerabilities.
White-collar crime, espionage; piracy; the aftermath of September 11, 2001; private security resources; interaction and cooperation; the limitations of security; future trends.
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