CSF 534 - Advanced Topics in Network and System Security

Course Description

This online course provides a survey of various advanced topics in network security and allows students to investigate state-of-the-art research in the field. It combines graduate seminar-style elements with applications elements to allow students to apply techniques found in current research. Relevant topics may include intrusion detection, penetration testing, incident response, malware analysis, and risk management.

Prerequisite

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

Semesters Taught

CSF 534 is taught online in the Spring semesters.

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. Students taking this course will also have to complete a research project that is based on a current topic in the field.

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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