Center for Global Affairs
Mission Assurance or Continuity of Operations
This course will focus on what can be done not only to protect operations from cyber disruptions but how businesses and organisations should prepare to continue their operations when they inevitably fall victim to a cyber incident. This course includes modules on what is a mission or operation, how to find an organisations cyber dependencies, cyber lexicon, vulnerabilities, threats, losses, hazards, analytic reduction, systems theory, the basics of cyber-attacks, and what a Primary, Alternate, Contingency and Emergency operations (PACE) plan should include. Successful completion of the course will allow the student to analyse the operations of an organisation, determine the cyber dependencies of the operations, create new resilient operations, determine appropriate controls to increase resiliency of current operations, develop a resilient PACE plan for a business¿s operations.