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Selected Topics in Computer Systems – Malware Analysis COMP 7612

Computer Systems Course

International Fees

International fees are typically three times the amount of domestic fees. Exact cost will be calculated upon completion of registration.

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.


  • Acceptance into the Bachelor of Science in Applied Computer Science (BScACS) program



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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:

  • Indicates programs accepting international students.
  • Indicates programs with a co-op option.

School of Computing and Academic Studies

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


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