CSF 434 - Network and Systems Security

Course Description

This online course provides a survey of several advanced aspects of security including intrusion detection, penetration testing, incident response, malware analysis, and risk management. It does this with relevant readings and exercises as well hands-on practice of skills and techniques that are essential to any professional in the security field.


CSF 432: Introduction to Network and Systems Security (Fall; 4 credits)

Course Format

This course is composed of weekly modules that include an assigned reading, an online video lecture, a quiz, and a hands on assignment. Typically, new material for the week is released on Friday and due the following Friday. Students will have access to all of the necessary material through an online classroom that is maintained by the University. Part of this online classroom is a discussion board that allows students to anonymously communicate with each other and the instructor.

Course Topics

  • Network Infrastructure, Mapping and Scanning
  • Packet Analysis
  • Firewalls
  • Intrusion Detection
  • Vulnerability Analysis, Scanning and Management
  • Penetration testing
  • Incident Planning, Handling and Response
  • Malware Analysis
  • Malware Analysis Tools

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