The goal of the Security and Risk Analysis (SRA) program is to train future who can think quickly and analytically, and hold to IST values of respect for technology, cultures, and the law.
The SRA program helps students protect organizational information, people, and other assets by applying principles of risk management. This includes skill sets in risk analysis, threat identification, risk control strategies, decision making, emergency response, and intelligence analysis.
The SRA program examines at how to design systems that are secure, how to measure risk, and how to ensure that proper levels of privacy are maintained for individual technology users, businesses, government, and other organizations. The program is based on an interdisciplinary curriculum that integrates areas of study in information assurance (digital and physical security), intelligence analysis, and cyber forensics. It also provides leadership and venue-specific skills needed in this area.
The Information and Cyber Security (ICS) option includes a set of courses that provide an understanding of the theories, skills, and technologies associated with network security, cyber threat defense, information warfare, and critical infrastructure protection across multiple venues.
For course descriptions and requirements, see the Penn State University Bulletin.