2021-2022 Pierce College Catalog 
    May 31, 2023  
2021-2022 Pierce College Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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HSEM 420 Technology and Cybersecurity in HSEM (5 credits)

Prerequisite Current enrollment in the Bachelor of Applied Science in Homeland Security Emergency Management program.

Course Description
This course explores the applications and security of technology in Homeland Security and Emergency Management.

Student Outcomes
1.0 Analyze the appropriate role of technology in the support of emergency planning, response, recovery and mitigation efforts.

2.0 Identify the technology, specific functions, typical applications, and value of tools that can support command and general staff during emergency operations.
2.1 Evaluate the value of Internet, telecommunications, and network applications in the context of emergency management to include Graphic Information Systems (GIS), Document Security Systems (DSS), Group Decision Support Systems (GDSS), and Enterprise Information Systems (EIS).
2.2 Analyze and evaluate the potential impact of new technologies on emergency management.

3.0 Analyze the use, effectiveness and application of Geographic Information System and Global Positioning System tools during recent events.

4.0 Compare and contrast the advantages and disadvantages of various emergency warning systems.

5.0 Describe the various workforce specialty areas identified in the National Cybersecurity Workforce Framework.
5.1 Create a correlation of the various specialties with the most current high-risk cybersecurity threats.

6.0 Create a model information technology disaster recovery plan in conjunction with a Business Continuity Plan.
6.1 Describe recovery strategies to restore hardware, applications and data within a timeframe to meet the needs of the business recovery.

7.0 Identify Articulate the nation’s technology risks.
7.1 Articulate private sector strategies for critical infrastructure protection and securing cyberspace.

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