The course explores the national security concept of “strategic fragility” as it applies to modern society’s growing reliance on interconnected, complex, and potentially fragile critical infrastructures.
The course covers the rise of fragile infrastructures, the role of the information infrastructure as a control mechanism, sources of vulnerability, examples of infrastructure attacks and their consequences, and potential means to mitigate risks and deter attacks by others on our strategic infrastructures.
The course also examines current roles and missions of various U.S. Government entities and military commands in light of the potential threat from strategic infrastructure attacks.
The materials within this course focus on the Knowledge Skills and Abilities (KSAs) identified within the Specialty Areas listed below. Click to view Specialty Area details within the interactive National Cybersecurity Workforce Framework.