COS 323: Computer & Network Security II

A study of operating system, network, and application security. This course is a continuation of COS 342 (Computer and Network Security). Major areas of exploration include: software reverse engineering, static and dynamic program analysis, basic cryptanalysis, and related current topics. Prerequisite: COS 232

Cybersecurity Knowledge Areas

  • Cryptography
  • Defensive Programming
  • Network Defense
  • Network Security
  • Penetration Testing

Coverage

CAE 2014 Topics

  • Network Defense (tier 2)
    • Implementing IDS/IPS
  • Penetration Testing (tier 3)
    • Flaw Hypothesis Methodology

CAE 2014 Outcomes

  • Network Defense (tier 2)
    • Describe the various concepts in network defense.
  • Penetration Testing (tier 3)
    • Students will be able to plan, organize and perform penetration testing on a simple network.

ACM 2013 Outcomes

  • Defensive Programming (tier 3)
    • Describe how memory architecture is used to protect runtime attacks
  • Network Security (tier 3)
    • Identify the additional threats faced by non-wired networks
  • Cryptography (tier 3)
    • Explain how key exchange protocols work and how they fail

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