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Welcome to Course 1 in CS4950, Homeland Security and Cybersecruity. In this course we examine the origins of homeland security and its co0nnection with cybersecurity. Homeland security is about safeguarding the United States from domestic catastrophic destruction. Catastrophic destruction comes in two forms: natural and manmade. For most of history the manmade variety came in the form of warfare and required the combined resources of a nation state. All that changed March 20th, 1995. On that date, members of a quasi-religious cult in Japan attacked the Tokyo subway system using Sarin gas. It was the first deployment of a weapon of mass destruction my a non-state actor. The power of destruction once reserved to nation states was now available to small groups, even individuals. The incident was a wake up call for governments around the world. Defense establishments designed to keep rogue states in check were practically useless against non-state actors. Overnight, the number of potential enemies multiplied a hundred, maybe even a thousand-fold. In response to the Tokyo Subway Attacks, the United States took measures to protect itself from WMD attack by non-state actors. Those measures were still being enacted when the nation was attacked on 9/11. On September 11, 2001, nineteen hijackers inflicted as much damage as the Imperial Japanese Navy on December 7, 1941. The investigating 9/11 Commission noted the attacks for their "surpassing disproportion". The hijackers had achieved WMD effects without using WMD. They did this by subverting the nation's transportation infrastructure, turning passenger jets into guided missiles. Again, the security implications were profound. Non-state actors seeking to inflict domestic catastrophic destruction did not need to import, fabricate, or acquire WMD as the nation was surrounded by the means of its own destruction in the form of critical infrastructure. The vulnerability of critical infrastructure had not gone unnoticed. Again, in response to the Tokyo Subway attacks, which themselves had been an attack on Japanese infrastructure, President Clinton in 1996 commissioned a panel to investigate the threat to United States' infrastructure. The panel replied in 1997 that there was no immediate threat to US infrastructure, but they were concerned with the growing risk of cyber attack. The same cyber physical systems that fueled the explosive growth of the Internet were being incorporated into Industrial Control Systems that underpinned much of the nation's critical infrastructure. The panel noted that the knowledge and skills necessary to mount a cyber attack on the nation's infrastructure was growing. As a result of this observation, President Clinton in 1998 ordered the protection of US critical infrastructure, especially from cyber attack. Following 9/11, critical infrastructure protection and cybersecurity were designated core missions in the 2002 Homeland Security Act establishing the new Department of Homeland Security. They remain core missions to this day, but many don't see the connection. The connection is this: cybersecurity is essential to critical infrastructure protection, which is essential to homeland security, which is about safeguarding the United States from domestic catastrophic destruction. I look forward to working with you in the coming lessons. Best wishes and good luck! Course 1: Homeland Security & Cybersecurity Connection Course 2: Cybersecurity Policy for Water and Electricity Infrastructures Course 3: Cybersecurity Policy for Aviation and Internet Infrastructures Course 4: Homeland Security & Cybersecurity Future...
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完成时间为 2 小时

Module 1: Domestic Catastrophic Destruction

Homeland security is about safeguarding the United States from domestic catastrophic destruction. Domestic catastrophic destruction comes in two forms: natural and manmade. For most of history, the manmade variety came in the form of warfare and required the combined resources of a nation state. In this module we examine two pivotal incidents that changed that calculus, and demonstrated how destruction once reserved to the power of nation states was wrested by non-state actors. ...
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5 个视频(共 36 分钟), 6 个阅读材料, 3 个测验
Video5 个视频
About the Instructor9分钟
L1 The Origin of Homeland Security7分钟
L2 Weapons of Mass Destruction8分钟
L3 9/116分钟
Reading6 个阅读材料
Turning Point, pp3-10 & pp13-16 (Optional)10分钟
Tokyo Subway Attacks Lessons (Optional Video)10分钟
Turning Point, pp10-12 (Optional)10分钟
More About WMD (Optional Video)10分钟
We Have Some Planes (Optional)10分钟
9/11 Lessons Learned (Optional Video)10分钟
Quiz3 个练习
L1 Challenge Questions6分钟
L2 Challenge Questions6分钟
L3 Challenge Questions6分钟
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2
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完成时间为 2 小时

Module 2: HS & DHS

This module tackles the question "what is homeland security", and offers a working definition to help guide the student to understanding. It also looks at the mission of the Department of Homeland Security as it relates to "Safeguarding the United States from Domestic Catastrophic Destruction". Also included in this module is course exam #1. Good luck!...
Reading
2 个视频(共 12 分钟), 4 个阅读材料, 3 个测验
Video2 个视频
L6 DHS Missions4分钟
Reading4 个阅读材料
Homeland Security (Optional)10分钟
Challenging the Definition of Homeland Security (Optional Video)10分钟
DHS Evolution (Optional)10分钟
SecDHS Remarks on Unity of Effort (Optional Video)10分钟
Quiz3 个练习
L4 Challenge Questions6分钟
L6 Challenge Questions6分钟
Exam 130分钟
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完成时间为 1 小时

Module 3: Safeguarding Against Domestic Catastrophic Destruction

Manmade domestic catastrophic destruction comes in two known forms: 1) weapons of mass destruction, and 2) subverting critical infrastructure. This module looks at the nation's overall strategy for countering WMD, and protecting critical infrastructure. ...
Reading
2 个视频(共 13 分钟), 3 个阅读材料, 2 个测验
Video2 个视频
L8 Critical Infrastructure Protection7分钟
Reading3 个阅读材料
Counter WMD Strategy (Optional)10分钟
Critical Infrastructure Protection (Optional)10分钟
Why is Critical Infrastructure Critical? (Optional Video)10分钟
Quiz2 个练习
L7 Challenge Questions6分钟
L8 Challenge Questions6分钟
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完成时间为 2 小时

Module 4: Homeland Security and Cybersecurity

As stated previously, homeland security is connected to cybersecurity through critical infrastructure protection. How this insight came about and what is meant by "cybersecurity" are the focus of attention in this module. Also included in this module is course exam #2 and related project assignment. Good luck!...
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3 个视频(共 21 分钟), 4 个阅读材料, 5 个测验
Video3 个视频
L9 DHS Cybersecurity8分钟
L10 Cybersecurity Basics5分钟
Reading4 个阅读材料
Surpassing Disproportion (Optional)10分钟
Congressional Hearing (Optional Video)10分钟
DHS Cybersecurity (Optional)10分钟
TED Talk on Cybersecurity (Optional Video)10分钟
Quiz5 个练习
L5 Challenge Questions6分钟
L9 Challenge Questions6分钟
L10 Challenge Questions6分钟
Exam 230分钟
Making the Business Case4分钟
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创建者 ABOct 17th 2017

Thank You Mr. Richard White for making a hard course seems easy and enlighten us specially about the "it's all about the terrorist" notion people have when it comes to Homeland Security.

创建者 RBOct 9th 2018

This was a great course. I learned a ton and now have access to some great materials I didn't previously know about ahead of a job I am taking with DHS.

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Richard White

Assistant Research Professor
Computer Science

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关于 Homeland Security and Cybersecurity 专项课程

Homeland security is about safeguarding the United States from domestic catastrophic destruction. Cybersecurity has emerged as a priority homeland security concern because a coordinated cyber attack against critical infrastructure could result in the worst catastrophe in the nation’s history. This specialization examines the cybersecurity problem, and takes a close look at what is being done to safeguard the United States from domestic catastrophic destruction by cyber attack. At the conclusion of this course, we hope learners grasp the central message that cybersecurity is essential to critical infrastructure protection, which is essential to homeland security, which is about safeguarding the United States from domestic catastrophic destruction....
Homeland Security and Cybersecurity

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