In this course, students will be introduced to safety and security risk management as it is applied in organizations. The focus is on how organizations can make (responsible) decisions on safety and security, using the concepts of risk. Students learn to understand and use the concept of risk in safety and security settings, being aware of its benefits and limitations. They acquire practical knowledge and skills that allow them to analyze decisions made by risk managers, as well as various reports on risk/ safety topics in media. The course starts with safety risk first (accidents), and then extends its scope to security risks (threats and attacks).
What Will You Learn?
- After this course, students are able to:
- Understand, apply, and calculate risk and related concepts in safety and security settings, as well as reason about these
- Explain the similarities and differences between safety and security risks and their assessment
- Understand the tasks and responsibilities of the safety/ risk manager or professional
- Apply several safety and security risk analysis techniques such as fault and attack trees
- Make well-founded decisions regarding safety or security issues and countermeasures, explain these choices and communicate them
Introduction of important safety and risk concepts, such as probability, frequency, hazard/ threat, vulnerability, impact/ consequence
Short history of safety and risk thinking
The management of risk and safety in organizations