Beyond the Border
0.5 Credit

This course details the government systems, critical infrastructures, and assets, whether physical or virtual—including water systems; telecommunications; hospitals and health care; airports and transportation hubs; nuclear and other power-generating facilities; and centers of major economic activity—in the context of public safety. Through an examination of such systems, learners discuss the significant implications of the vulnerability, incapacitation, debilitation, or destruction of such systems and/or assets on public safety. In addition, both national and international issues of the interoperability and interconnectedness of critical infrastructures are reviewed. Furthermore, the course looks at the Canadian approach to cyber security, including strategies for maximizing the benefits of digital technologies and advancing the capability, resiliency, and innovation of cyber security.