Certificate in U.S. National Security Risk Analysis


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Certificate in U.S. National Security Risk Analysis

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MORS has partnered with Virginia Tech to offer this certificate. The purpose of the Certificate in U.S. National Security Risk Analysis is to help the students understand basic concepts of risk as it relates to U.S. National Security by teaching quantitative risk evaluation, the process to build probability models, compute the value of information, exploration of several standard tools and methods and to survey best practices for communicating risk.


Day 1 Definitions, Pillars of Modern Risk and Using Monte Carlo Simulation for Risk Analysis
Day 2 Making Decisions with Risk and Uncertainty
Day 3 Risk Management Decision Making
Day 4 Calibration and Risk Communication
Day 5 Bayesian Analysis


Dr. Kenneth Crowther
Dr. Kenneth Crowther

Product Security Leader, Xylem Inc.

Dr. Crowther is the Product Security Leader for Xylem Americas Commercial Teams and Applied Water Systems. He was formerly Product Security Leader for General Electric (GE) Global Research and a product security risk analyst for the GE product security engineering team. He has taught applied quantitative risk analysis at the University of Virginia for over 15 years, and has published dozens of peer-reviewed manuscripts on topics related to risk analysis and homeland security, served as the Chair of Attack and Disaster Preparedness Track of the IEEE Homeland Security Technology Conference, as the Assistant Area Editor for the journal Risk Analysis, as Chair of the Engineering and Infrastructure Specialty Group and Security and Defense Specialty Group of the Society for Risk Analysis, and on the Board of Directors of the Security Analysis and Risk Management Association. His research and publications in risk analysis have received various honors by the Institute for Information Infrastructure Protection, the International Council for Disaster Research, the University of Virginia Department of Systems and Information Engineering, the Department of Homeland Security, and the Center for Risk Management of Engineering Systems. In addition to his current work at Xylem, he serves on the ISA Global Security Alliance subcommittee for IIOT cybersecurity certifications and on a committee of the Military Operations Research Society to train and certify risk analysts for doing national security risk analyses.

Dr. Crowther holds a PhD in Systems and Information Engineering from the University of Virginia and a BS in Chemical Engineering from Brigham Young University.

Dr. Cameron MacKenzie
Dr. Cameron MacKenzie

Assistant Professor, Industrial and Manufacturing Systems Engineering, Iowa State University

Dr. Cameron MacKenzie is an assistant professor in the Industrial and Manufacturing Systems Engineering Department at Iowa State University. He publishes frequently on risk analysis topics, to include decision making in advance of hurricanes, allocating resources to prepare and respond to disruptions, and supply chain risk management. He helped design the web-based Hurricane Decision Simulator, which the Marines Reserve Forces in New Orleans use in their hurricane preparedness training. Cameron served as Chair of the Security and Defense Specialty Group and the Engineering and Infrastructure Specialty Group in the Society for Risk Analysis. At Iowa State University, he teaches graduate courses in engineering risk analysis and decision analysis and undergraduate courses in simulation and engineering economics. Before coming to Iowa State, he was an assistant professor in the Defense Resources Management Institute at the Naval Postgraduate School. He also worked at the consulting firm led by former Defense Secretary William Cohen.


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Employer Member Non-Member
MORS Government Sponsor*  $2,700
U.S. Federal Government  $2,800  $2,900
National Research Partner
(IDA Employees Only)
 $2,755  $2,850
 All Others  $2,900  $3,000

*Government Sponsor organizations include Center for Army Analysis, HQDA/DCS Program G-8; Marine Corps Combat Development and Integration; Naval Operations, N81; SAF/SA, Studies and Analysis; OSD, A&S; and DHS S&T/OSE/ORA