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Security and Risk Management

CDS - Security and Risk Management - copyright
  • 22 June - 26 June 2015
  • Duration: 5 days
  • Location: Shrivenham campus

This is an executive short course for practitioners who are beginning, or, are in the earlier stages of their career. You will be exposed to both theory and experience delivered by academics in the field and senior security risk management practitioners.

This course is not designed to tell you how to do your job, but it will help you to think about how you do your job. It is designed to meet both theoretical and practical needs. The course is enriched with presentations by senior practitioners from the security sector and government.



  • Course topics

    • The global security landscape
    • Concepts and theories of risk
    • Risk management 101
    • Concepts of security
    • Contemporary security issues
    • Security risk management case-study
    • Challenging the risk management paradigm
    • Talking the language of business
    • Business continuity/crisis management
    • Large event security - 2012
    • Sector challenges and solutions - aviation
    • The media
    • Corporate/Group security management
    • Public-private partnerships.
  • Timetable

    The course is structured over five days. An indicative timetable is below:

    Day one - Setting the scene

    • The global security landscape
    • Concepts and theories of risk
    • Risk management 101.

    Day two - Security

    • Concepts of security
    • Contemporary security issues
    • Security risk management case-study.

    Day three - Security practice

    • Challenging the risk management paradigm
    • Talking the language of business
    • Business continuity/crisis management.

    Day four - Security challenges

    • Large event security - 2012
    • Sector challenges and solutions - aviation
    • The media.

    Day five - Corporate challenges

    • Corporate/Group security management
    • Public-private partnerships.
  • Who should attend

    Practitioners who are beginning, or are in the early stages of their career in security and risk management.

  • Speakers

    Previous speakers on the security and risk management course have included:

    • Karl Barclay FsyI
    • Professor Edward P. Borodzicz
    • Simon Cole
    • David Evans
    • Dr Steve Gibson
    • Ian Hutcheson
    • Michael Lofthouse
    • Dr Roger Miles
    • Trevor Partridge
    • Sir David Veness
    • Roger Young
  • Course delivery

    All delegates receive a course folder containing all material presented in the course.
  • Course fee

    Course fee of £1,600 includes a folder containing all material presented on the course.
  • Location and travel details

    Shrivenham campus

    Cranfield Defence and Security (CDS) is a School of Cranfield University that offers unique educational opportunities to the Defence and Security sectors of both public and private sector organisations.

    Based at the UK Defence Academy at Shrivenham in Oxfordshire, we are the Academic Provider to the UK Ministry of Defence for all postgraduate education at the Defence Academy College of Management and Technology and training in engineering, science, acquisition, management and leadership. Integrating the resources of the MoD and Cranfield University to deliver a wide range of postgraduate courses in science, engineering and management related to the defence sector, most of which are open to both military and non-military students. Cranfield academics in conjunction with serving officers from the Armed Forces combine to provide dynamic, applied and practice courses. Facilities on the campus include an outdoor heated swimming pool, golf course and a wide variety of other sporting facilities.

    The Shrivenham campus is well positioned with easy access by road, rail and air:

    • Road: Close to the M4, located just off the A420 between Oxford and Swindon. Swindon is approximately 7 miles west of the campus and Oxford is around 24 miles east.
    • Rail: Swindon station (just 50 minutes from London Paddington and 25 minutes from Bristol).
    • Air: Heathrow (70 miles) or Bristol (60 miles).

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