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Selected Topics in Computer Systems – Malware Analysis COMP 7612

Computer Systems Part-time Studies Course

Course details

This course is designed to equip students with Malware analysis skills, which are a critical requirement in the cybersecurity repertoire today. Throughout the course, students will learn to reverse engineer and analyze machine code. Students will be able to identify vulnerabilities in executable code and construct effective defenses against malicious attacks. The course will develop a strong set of skills for reverse-engineering malicious software using a variety of freely available tools. Students will learn to identify and acquire investigative leads from host and network-¬based indicators associated with malicious code and applications.

Prerequisite(s)

  • No prerequisites are required for this course.

Credits

3.0

Cost

$794.00

Course offerings

Fall 2022

Below is one offering of COMP 7612 for the Fall 2022 term.

CRN 45360

Duration

Sat Sep 10 - Sat Nov 26 (12 weeks)

  • 12 weeks
  • CRN 45360
  • $794.00
Class meeting times
Dates Days Times Locations
Sep 10 - Nov 26 Sat 10:00 - 13:45 Burnaby SE12 Rm. 323
Instructor

Aman Abdulla

Course outline

Course outline TBD — see Learning Outcomes in the interim.

Cost

$794.00

Important information
  1. Departmental approval needed
  2. 1. Please email cstbtech@bcit.ca for departmental approval. Include your student number (A0#), course number (COMP__) and preferred CRN. 2. This is a CST BTech course. CST BTech courses are also open to non-bachelor program students. 3. CST Bachelor program students have up to seven (7) years to complete the Bachelor program starting from the date of their first Technical degree-level course or the date of acceptance to the Bachelor program, WHICHEVER COMES FIRST.
Status

Learning Outcomes

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

  • Explain the principles of malware incident response investigations.
  • Explain the procedures performed for the analysis of advance persistent threats.
  • Use a variety if malware analysis tools (IDA Pro, OllyDbg, WinDBG, ProcMon, Peepdf, wxHexEditor, etc) as part of malicious code identification and analysis.
  • Reverse engineer machine code in order to detect and analyze malware characteristics and behavior.
  • Analyze malware using static and dynamic analysis techniques.
  • Carry out file format analysis of various standard formats such as PDF, Flash, Word, Excel, etc.
  • Debug malware and modify control flow and logic of software.
  • Analyze assembly code and identify malicious code.

Effective as of Fall 2018

Related Programs

Selected Topics in Computer Systems – Malware Analysis (COMP 7612) is offered as a part of the following programs:

School of Computing and Academic Studies

  1. Computer Systems (Database Option)
    Bachelor of Technology Part-time
  2. Computer Systems (Human Computer Interface Option)
    Bachelor of Technology Part-time
  3. Computer Systems (Network Security Administration Option)
    Bachelor of Technology Part-time
  4. Computer Systems (Network Security Applications Development Option)
    Bachelor of Technology Part-time
  5. Computer Systems (Wireless and Mobile Applications Development Option)
    Bachelor of Technology Part-time

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