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Security Applications FSCT 8561

Forensic Investigation Course

Course details

This course is a study of prototyping security tools using high-level languages such as Ruby, Python, and Lua. Implementation of basic communication applications using the TCP/IP protocol suite will be introduced. Security applications that will be designed and implemented as part of the course will include packet sniffers, backdoors, logfile parsers, packet crafters, variety of spoofing applications, simple Intrusion Detection and Prevention systems. Also covered will be shell scripting techniques and implementation of shell-scripts to perform system-related tasks. As part of implementing defensive applications, students will also be introduced to basic Linux-based tools and utilities such as Netfilter, cron, etc.

Prerequisite(s)

Credits

3.0

Cost

$876.12

Course offerings

Winter 2023

Below is one offering of FSCT 8561 for the Winter 2023 term.

CRN 83081

Duration

Mon Jan 09 - Mon Apr 17 (13 weeks)

  • 13 weeks
  • CRN 83081
  • $876.12
Class meeting times
Dates Days Times Locations
Jan 09 - Apr 17 Mon 18:00 - 21:30 Burnaby
Instructor

TBD

Course outline

Course outline TBD — see Learning Outcomes in the interim.

Cost

$876.12

Important information
  1. Departmental approval needed
  2. This course will be face to face (F2F) at the Burnaby campus. Attendance is mandatory. No classes on Family Day Monday - Feb 20 and Easter Monday - Apr 10 Students who have been accepted into a Forensics program where this course is a part of the matrix may register without any further approvals. Students who are not currently accepted in a Forensics program or, if this course is NOT part of your program matrix, please contact the Program Assistants for departmental approval at BCIT_Forensics@bcit.ca. For information on Forensic programs and courses, please visit: www.bcit.ca/cas/forensics.
Status

Cancelled

This course offering has been cancelled. Please check back next term or subscribe to receive email updates.

Learning Outcomes

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

  • Be able to use languages such as Ruby and Python to prototype proof-of-concept applications and test them.
  • Be able to design simple Intrusion Prevention systems using shell scripts, cron, and Netfilter.
  • Have a detailed understanding of applications such as packet sniffers as a defensive and offensive tool.
  • Have an in-depth understanding of how malicious applications such as ARP poisoning, DNS spoofing, stealth backdoors and covert channels are designed and used.
  • Gain an in-depth understanding of how to protect against malicious applications.

Effective as of Fall 2014

Related Programs

Security Applications (FSCT 8561) is offered as a part of the following programs:

School of Computing and Academic Studies

  1. Forensic Investigation (Digital Forensics and Cybersecurity Option)
    Advanced Certificate Part-time
  2. Forensic Investigation (Digital Forensics and Cybersecurity Option)
    Bachelor of Technology Full-time/Part-time

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