SEC 522 Advanced Surveillance and Countersurveillance

Surveillance is the process by which intelligence information is acquired in the field for a public or private purpose. This acquisition can take many forms including human surveillance, which must be conducted in such a manner so that there is no violation of privacy rights of those under scrutiny. Such surveillance requires a careful technique and a dedicated patience necessary to gather essential information. This course is intended to provide an intelligently aggressive manner in which different types of surveillance will be discussed along with analysis of how equipment complement observation activities. The material presented in this course is applicable to professionals in the fields of intelligence, protection and counterterrorism.

This course is offered in the following Certificates:

The course learning outcomes that you will demonstrate upon completion of this course are as follows:

Research and define surveillance and understand the planning behind surveillance activities.

Analyze surveillance equipment options and technology, as well as the strengths and weaknesses of each.

Understand and articulate the complex use of surveillance and its ability to reshape the moral, legal and ethical relationship between governments and their citizens.

Articulate the difference between coercive and covert surveillance and how policy makers decide to implement security protocols.

Interpret the laws that govern surveillance activities and evidentiary requirements and demonstrate the ability to communicate that knowledge in a written medium.

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