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COMP 7612 - Selected Topics in Computer Systems – Malware Analysis

Computer Systems Part-time Studies Course

School of Computing and Academic Studies

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.

Credits

3.0

Cost

$730.00

Fall 2018

Below is one offering of this course for the Fall 2018 term.

CRN 45360

Sat Sep 15 - Sat Dec 15 12 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Sep 15 - Dec 15 Sat 10:00 - 13:45 BBY SE12 Rm. 323

Instructor

Aman Abdulla

Course Outline

TBD – see Learning Outcomes in the interim

Cost

$730.00

Notes

  1. No class October 6 (Thanksgiving Weekend), November 10 (Rememberance Day Weekend). This is a CST BTech course. CST BTech courses are also open to non-bachelor program students. 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.

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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

COMP 7612 is offered as a part of the following programs:

School of Computing and Academic Studies

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

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