Protective Security relates to security governance (including supporting a positive security culture), information security (including cyber security), personnel security (including employees and contractors) and physical security (providing a safe and secure physical environment for an organisation’s people, information and assets). This fully online unit provides you with a thorough understanding of the concepts and practical applications of Protective Security. You will gain an appreciation of the issues and elements that underlie the practice of Protective Security and draw upon theoretical concepts, real life case studies and relevant standards. This unit will provide you with the knowledge and skills to translate and communicate theoretical concepts in Protective Security into tangible outputs for industry. This unit, together with crisis management, business continuity management, and the ability to lead resilient organisations, are collectively the underpinning foundation for enhancing organisational resilience. The unit provides you with an understanding and the requisite skills that will be interrelated with these units should you proceed further with your postgraduate studies in organisational resilience.
|Unit name||Protective Security|
|College/School||College of Arts, Law and Education
School of Social Sciences
|Discipline||Seafaring and Maritime Operations|
|Coordinator||Associate Professor Steven Curnin|
|Delivered By||University of Tasmania|
|Location||Study period||Attendance options||Available to|
- International students
- Domestic students
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- Comprehend and analyse theoretical approaches to protective security.
- Synthesise and apply relevant theoretical perspectives and concepts to provide solutions for protective security.
- Produce written work on protective security that is clearly communicated and meets scholarly and industry requirements.
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Independent Learning, 8 hours, weekly
Online class, 1 hour, 2x per semester
|Assessment||Online quiz (20%)|Write a 1,500 word discussion paper on a corporate security risk. (30%)|Write a 2,500 word report on enhancing a strong security culture and implications for protective security governance. (50%)|
|Timetable||View the lecture timetable | View the full unit timetable|
Required readings will be listed in the unit outline prior to the start of classes.
|Links||Booktopia textbook finder|
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