Jun 13, 2024  
BC3 Academic Catalog: 2021-2022 
BC3 Academic Catalog: 2021-2022 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

NPHS 103 - Introduction to Physical Security and Deterrents to Terrorism

3 credits (3 lecture)
This course focuses on the development and implementation of a Vulnerability Assessment (VA) program. Students will investigate the role of (VA) in the Risk Assessment Process (RAP), and learn how it supports the development of the Hazard Mitigation Plan (HMP) and the Site Physical Security Program (SPSP). The Criticality, Accessibility, Recuperability, Vulnerability, Effect, and Recognizability (CARVER) System, a step-by-step VA approach will also be evaluated. In addition, the student will apply research methodology for gathering information, conducting investigations, conducting interviews and briefings with the clients. Other course topics include: facility idiosyncrasies, physical and cyber security, credibility and nuisance tests, personnel access, traffic control and other mitigation measures.