2. Course Description and Aims

Security and Technology is about the use of technology by law enforcement and security agencies as well as criminals themselves. This course explains some basic security principles that guide and impact security technology in the face of cybercrime and cyberterrorism. The technological proficiency of criminals and non-state actors coupled with the dropping cost of technology have given rise to the dual-challenge of disruptive agents aided by disruptive technology. This has further compounded the problem of mitigating these challenges given evolving trends in security and technology. Observers in the security industry have raised the adoption of technology agnostic approaches to mitigate threats in the long run. This course will help students glean a better understanding of security, technology and its reciprocal impact on each other. Additionally the course will empower students with a better understanding of their daily work environment in the security industry.