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Courses Offered: Nuclear Security

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Category:  Basics of Nuclear Security and Safeguards

After completing this course, students should be able to understand the importance of nuclear security and safeguards and their relationship to the IAEA, be knowledgeable on the legal agreements that brought about the modern safeguards system, and comprehend the various approaches to implementing a safeguards regime.

Prerequisites: None.

Easy Course, no prior knowledge required.Easy introductory course that requires no prior knowledge

 
 
Category:  Nuclear Security

After completing this course, students should be able to describe the potential adversary groups and their interest in nuclear or radiological materials, determine which adversaries are intent and capable of committing nuclear terrorism, describe nefarious uses of radiological materials, and construct a threat definition of a potential adversary.

Prerequisites: Students taking this course should have completed the NSEP Basic Nuclear and Atomic Physics course. It is also recommended that students from a non-technical background view this section on health physics for a quick description of radiation's effect on the body.

Easy Course, no prior knowledge required.Easy introductory course that requires no prior knowledge

 
 
Category:  Nuclear Security

By the end of this course, students should be able to describe the elements of good nuclear security culture, understand the roles of organizations and individuals in promoting good nuclear security culture, and identify the ways in which nuclear security culture may be evaluated and improved within an organization.

Prerequisites: None.

Easy Course, no prior knowledge required.Easy introductory course that requires no prior knowledge

 
 
Category:  Nuclear Security

Students completing this module should develop an understanding of the performance-based methodology used to design and evaluate a physical protection system to protect nuclear material from theft or sabotage. Students should be able to describe the three main elements of a physical protection system (Detection, Delay, and Response), how they are evaluated, and how they are interdependent. The student should also understand how the design basis threat (DBT) is determined and used when evaluating the effectiveness of a physical security system.

Prerequisites: Students taking this module should have a working knowledge of basic algebra.

Basic Course, some prior knowledge requiredIntermediate course that requires some prior knowledge or at least one prerequisite course

 
 
Category:  Nuclear Security

By the end of this module students will have an understanding of who an insider is and the types of threats they pose to an organization. Students will also have basic knowledge regarding what motivates an insider to commit an attack and how to combat such attacks. Prominent historic cases of insider attacks will assist the student in visualizing these attacks in practice.

Prerequisites: Students taking this course should have first completed the Physical Security Systems Module to understand the basics of multi-path analysis and the Adversary Sequence Diagram as it relates to outsiders attempting to gain access to materials in a facility.

Moderate course that requires technical knowledge and has at least one prerequisite course.Moderate course that requires technical knowledge and has prerequisite courses.