Masters SEC665-CYBERSECURITY (March 2023)

Instructed by Dr. Ray Curts This course covers the development of computer hacking and its effect on business and government, with special emphasis on methods, tools, and hacker culture. Students will learn to describe both the specific tools of hackers and system administrators as well as the literature and subcultures of hackers and groups dedicated to malicious computer hacking. They will also be able to distinguish appropriate countermeasures to be applied to shore up specific vulnerabilities and to fend off specific types of intrusion attempts.

Masters: TCT570 -Cults & Charismatic Leaders (January 2023)

This course offers an introduction to thought reform techniques employed by various states and organizations that have exercised extraordinary degrees of social control over their members. Students taking this course will be able to describe the “brainwashing” methods used by the Chinese and North Korean communists and the social control mechanisms employed by religious cults and other highly authoritarian groups to recruit, control, and deploy their followers. They will be able to explain and discuss the nature of charismatic leadership. Among the groups covered as case studies in this course are the Manson Family, the Unification Church, the People’s Temple, The Order of the Solar Temple, Aum Shinrikyo, and Heaven’s Gate.

Masters: PRO 596: Advanced Protective Intelligence (October 2022)

"This course prepares the student to conduct a protective intelligence assessment of a client. Unlike threat assessments, which concentrate on the determination of the general level of danger faced by a particular client, protective intelligence concentrates on the investigation of historical background of a specific subject who shows an "unusual direction of interest" towards a client, the determination of the subject's threat to a client, and finally, the management of the subject's interest towards a client." -NAU Course Descriptions

INT570- All Source Intelligence

To provide the current and thorough Intelligence Analysis required today by Senior Policy Makers, Military Leadership, and Corporate America, All-Source Analysts utilize HUMINT, IMINT, SIGINT, TECHINT, MASINT, and OSINT. Professional analysts use a variety of linking, modeling and data manipulation or artificial intelligence software packages. In this course, we will look at several means of collecting and analyzing multi-discipline information but remain focused on the need and ability to synthesize all of this data, however collected, into objective and cohesive All Source products

Masters: INT535-Cover (December 2021)

This course defines "Cover" as it is used in the arena of clandestine activity. It explores the different types of cover, their relative strengths and weaknesses. The course examines Cover for Action, Cover for Status, Official Cover, & Non-official Cover (including proprietary’s and front companies). The course will discuss use of aliases during operations and problems that may be encountered with aliases. Students will examine the federal law and limits in protecting cover, as well as, cover used in actual espionage cases.

Masters: INT 551- Double Agents, Denial, and Deception

This course defines double agents and illustrates their importance in counterintelligence operations. It examines historically significant double agent cases and deception operations, as well as, the underlying precepts and principles for deceptions to be effective. The course examines strategic Denial and Deception (D & D) as used by various countries. The student will participate in an interactive exercise to apply deception concepts and principles to a real world problem. Course Learning Outcome: Apply methods and procedures unique to the development and use of double agents in clandestine operations. Distinguish between various intelligence deception techniques and modalities in field operations. Conceptualize and plan realistic operations using deception techniques and modalities. Understand and apply deception techniques in different hostile environments and Employ accurate, brief, and clear English prose. Demonstrate techniques for clear writing and constructive editing.

Masters: INT521-Advanced Intelligence Collection (July2021)

This course teaches all-source intelligence collection methodologies as they relate to satisfying national intelligence requirements. It explores in depth the major sources of finished intelligence and the methods for collecting that information. It examines the need for a collection priorities framework; the concept of an integrated collection strategy; and some of the more sophisticated techniques for collecting, processing and exploiting intelligence information. It discusses the value of synergy in collection and how synergy among collection assets is achieved. Students will learn operational tradecraft employed for each intelligence discipline, as well as how each discipline enables the others
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Masters: INT580- Leadership & Political Analysis

Leadership analysis consists of examining a leader's personal and professional life to identify his or her ability to address the problems and challenges of the leadership position. Some leaders just manage their jobs, and others truly lead. This course teaches the craft of analyzing leaders, how to review available biographical information in an effort to discern the leader's personality traits and skills, and any available information on the leader's professional record in dealing with a variety of issues.

Masters: INT511-Advanced Analytical Methods

"Advanced forms of analysis require the analyst to adroitly handle information from a variety of sources and disciplines, weighing each according to its inherent strengths and weaknesses. He or she must also know how to generate alternate scenarios for analytical and preparation purposes. Advanced analysis is the distillation of the intelligence product into information that can prepare leaders and policymakers for otherwise unexpected contingencies. This course teaches the finer points of advanced analysis, including how to present briefings geared to the context of the intelligence customer." -Acquired From NAU Course Description
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Masters: RES500-Academic Research and Writing

"This course is the first course in all H-PSSS master’s programs. This is a research and writing course in which students will devote significant time to improving upon their research, writing, sourcing, and citing skills. Students will learn the importance of accuracy, brevity, and clarity in strategic security communications. Students will focus on academic essay organization including thesis statements, ethical use of source materials using scholarly methods." -Acquired From NAU Course Description

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