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FSCT 8560 - Computer Security Networks 2

Forensic Investigation Part-time Studies Course

School of Computing and Academic Studies

Course Details

This course builds on the foundation of LAN security and forensic techniques established in FSCT 8540: Computer Security Networks 1. More advanced TCP/IP topics will be covered in a practical hands-on environment. The goal of this course is to address current network attacks and exploits in the real world, and the security strategies widely used to protect the network environment. Students will learn about common IP-based attacks and manipulations, network traffic analysis, perimeter defense through firewall design and implementation, Intrusion Detection Systems (IDS) as well as network monitoring. Throughout this course, extensive hands-on exercises provide the students with practical experience in using and implementing packet filters, firewalls, IDS and network monitoring, coupled with good understanding of hacker tools and exploits and how to defend against them.


Admission to a Forensic credential program or permission of the Program Coordinator.





Fall 2015

Below is one offering of this course for the Fall 2015 term.

CRN 33941

Thu Sep 10 - Thu Dec 03 13 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Sep 10 - Dec 03 Thu 18:00 - 21:30 BBY SE12 Rm. 323


Aman Abdulla

Course Outline





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Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  • Understand the computer security strategies.
  • Understand common network-based attacks and network protection technologies.
  • Acquire an in-depth understanding of the TCP/IP protocol suite.
  • Describe different firewall technologies, their respective usages, and able to implement accordingly.
  • Implement an adequate perimeter defence strategy based on security principles and best practices.
  • Understand and implement IDS systems as part of the network defence structure.

Related Programs

FSCT 8560 is offered as a part of the following programs:

School of Computing and Academic Studies

  1. Forensic Investigation (Computer Crime Studies Option)
    Part-time   Advanced Certificate
  2. Forensic Investigation (General Criminalistics Option)
    Part-time   Advanced Certificate
  3. Forensic Investigation (Computer Crime Option)
    Part-time   Bachelor of Technology


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