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Cities Diploma in Infrastructure Security and Resilience

Industry and government organizations rely on a complex network of external dependencies, known as critical infrastructure, to sustain business functions and reliability. An interruption can lead to a variety of significant consequences ranging from a loss of critical services to impacts on corporate revenue and survivability. As such, leaders turn to analysts and business continuity professionals to assist with decision-making regarding comprehensive risk reduction—the science of understanding environmental threats and hazards, reduction of physical and cyber vulnerabilities, and consequence mitigation. Thoughtful preparedness planning leads to more resilient organizations and societies.

In the Diploma in Infrastructure Security and Resilience, students explore infrastructure taxonomy and the governing legislative and regulatory framework. By reviewing case studies, students then focus on defining and quantifying those external all-hazards poised to interrupt normal business or government function, and explore the various critical infrastructure risk analysis models. The focus then shifts to vulnerability and resilience gap analysis. Students acquire an introductory understanding of physical and cybersecurity assessments, dependency and resilience gap analysis, and general infrastructure preparedness activities. Next, students develop and deliver resilience enhancement options and vulnerability reducing recommendations. Lastly, students learn to function as critical infrastructure professionals within the incident command system and have the requisite education to support emergency operations centers. This diploma program provides students with the full range of critical infrastructure protection and resilience skills needed to effectively support managers and leaders across both private and public sectors.

This program is offered in sequence and has been designed to be taken over the course of one semester.

Please note: New students are accepted in the fall and the spring semesters. We do not accept new students in the summer.

For questions about the program, please contact sps.global.affairs@nyu.edu. For questions about the application process, please contact sps.diploma@nyu.edu.

Must be completed within

2 years

You'll Walk Away With

  • The ability to identify critical infrastructure networks and to extrapolate how those impact a site or location
  • An introductory understanding of the governing legislative and regulatory authorities
  • A toolkit to conduct critical infrastructure physical security assessments and consequence surveys
  • The ability to conduct infrastructure restoration prioritization, dependency and resilience gap analysis, and general infrastructure preparedness activities
  • An understanding of the critical infrastructure partnership model and positioning to leverage federal, state, and local resources to assist with risk-reduction activities
  • The knowledge to assist in business continuity and protection planning
  • The ability to support emergency operations centers as critical infrastructure liaisons during times of crisis

Program Curriculum

COURSES THAT GIVE YOU THE SKILLS AND TRAINING YOU NEED TO START YOUR NEW CAREER

Program Curriculum

COURSES THAT PROVIDE FOUNDATIONAL INFORMATION IN THE FIELD WITH OPTIONS TO SPECIALIZE IN AN AREA RELEVANT TO YOUR NEEDS

REQUIRED

All Courses Required

Introduction to Critical Infrastructure: All-Hazards Approach

Acquire a framework for identifying and organizing critical infrastructure, and explore the relevant legislative and regulatory authorities.

2018 Fall
1 section

Critical Infrastructure: Vulnerability and Consequence Analysis

Establish a foundation for engaging in risk management by focusing on vulnerability and consequence analysis.

2018 Fall
1 section

Infrastructure Incident and Consequence Management

Explore organizational structures that best support incident decision-making and the role of critical infrastructure consequence management.

2018 Fall
1 section

OPTIONAL

Complete 0

JobFocus: Critical Infrastructure Preparedness

Gain a better understanding of long-term career management topics in critical infrastructure preparedness.

General Admission Requirements

  • Resume
  • Two references
  • Essay
  • A bachelor’s degree

Introduction to Critical Infrastructure: All-Hazards Approach

Acquire a framework for identifying and organizing critical infrastructure, and explore the relevant legislative and regulatory authorities.

2018 Fall
1 section

Critical Infrastructure: Vulnerability and Consequence Analysis

Establish a foundation for engaging in risk management by focusing on vulnerability and consequence analysis.

2018 Fall
1 section

Infrastructure Incident and Consequence Management

Explore organizational structures that best support incident decision-making and the role of critical infrastructure consequence management.

2018 Fall
1 section

JobFocus: Critical Infrastructure Preparedness

Gain a better understanding of long-term career management topics in critical infrastructure preparedness.