International Security Management


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In this MOOC you will learn about the colorful and diverse international security landscape, and gain insights into challenging topics including Open Source Intelligence, serious organised crime and illicit trade. You will also meet stakeholders from different sectors and backgrounds. We recorded our videos at different locations in Europe to also give you an insight into the original environment of our contributing experts. You will realize that the style and focus of the various presentations will differ from one week to the other. We feel that this is a big asset! And yes, we also have men in suits and uniforms...


An introduction to the international security landscape
-Welcome to the first week of our MOOC! During this week you will be introduced to the international security landscape, it's actors and why this landscape concerns us all.

Managing security
-Welcome to week 2 of our MOOC! During this week we will take a closer look into the concept of security management as well as the underlying challenges. The week concludes with an exercise in which you can conduct your own risk assessment.

Internet Intelligence and Investigation
-This week focuses on Internet Intelligence and Investigation (the three "I's"). This concept is sometimes also referred to as Open Source Intelligence or OSINT. In addition to learning how the Internet contributes to the management of security, you will also learn how technological developments have influenced security management over the past decades.

Serious Organised Crime
-You are past the half-way point of our MOOC! During week 4 you will learn more about the concept of serious organised crime. Where does terrorism fit into serious organised crime and what are some of the treats emerging on the horizon? Read on to learn more...

Leadership in security management
-This week takes a step back from the various facts and figures provided in the previous weeks and examines why leadership is an important element when addressing global challenges, including safety and security.

Illicit trade
-Welcome to the penultimate week of our MOOC! This week provides a very detailed overview of illicit trade. What are the consequences of illicit trade, why does it concerns everyone, and what can you do yourself? These questions and more will be answered!

A positive lens on safety
-You have made it to the final week of our MOOC! Let's take a look at safety from a more positive angle. What makes you feel safe in your day-to-day life and can taking a calculated amount of risk also be a positive approach to safety? In addition to covering these questions, we will also ask you to re-evaluate whether your definition of safety has changed following the completion of our MOOC.