Critical Infrastructure: Vulnerability Analysis and Protection

HLS 6040 3 Quarter Hours
Course Level CPS - Graduate
Description Focuses largely on protecting the most fundamental critical infrastructures, one of the cornerstones of homeland security. Develops a network theory of vulnerability analysis and risk assessment called “model-based vulnerability analysis,” which is used to extract the critical nodes from each sector, model the nodes’ vulnerabilities by representing them in the form of a fault tree, and then applying fault and financial risk-reduction techniques to derive the optimal strategy for protection of each sector. At the completion of the course, students should be able to apply the model-based vulnerability technique to any critical infrastructure within their multijurisdictional region, derive optimal strategies, and draft policies for prevention of future terrorist attacks.


Students should refer to the CPS Prerequisite Table for course prerequisite and corequisite information.


Course Sections

Section 01
CRN 20499
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Session Winter 2018 CPS Quarter - Full Term
Class Meeting Dates 01/08/2018 to 03/31/2018
Schedule Wednesday, 5:50 pm - 8:00 pm
Campus Burlington Campus
Course Format Traditional
Costs Course Cost: View Tuition Rates | Books: Visit NU Bookstore Site
Next Term Starts
  • Summer Graduate
    Jul 10, 2017 (4-, 6-, and 8-week classes)
    Aug 7, 2017 (4-week classes)
  • Fall Undergraduate
    Sep 4, 2017 (7.5- and 15-week classes)
    Oct 25, 2017 (7.5-week classes)
  • Fall Graduate
    Sep 18, 2017 (6- and 12-week classes)
    Oct 30, 2017 (6-week classes)

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