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COMP 8505 - Special Topics in Network and Security Development

Computer Systems Part-time Studies Course

School of Computing and Academic Studies

Course Details

This course is a study of topics of particular interest to advanced B. Tech students in the area of Network software development and Network security. The focus will be on the research and application of advanced implementation of security tools such as Covert Channels, Stealth Backdoors, Trojans, Packet crafting and sniffing, and security tools proof-of-concept and prototyping. Also covered will be Malware analysis and Reverse Engineering techniques.

Prerequisite(s)

60% in COMP 8005

Credits

3.0

Cost

$730.00

Spring/Summer 2019

Below is one offering of this course for the Spring/Summer 2019 term.

CRN 25997

Tue Apr 09 - Tue Jun 25 12 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Apr 09 - Jun 25 Tue 18:00 - 21:45 BBY SE12 Rm. 323

Instructor

Aman Abdulla

Course Outline

TBD – see Learning Outcomes in the interim

Cost

$730.00

Notes

  1. 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. Please note that COMP 8505 is offered once a year in the Spring term.

Learning Outcomes

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

  • Design and implement a variety of covert channels and network surveillance software.
  • Conduct advanced research into specific and specialized areas in Data Communications such as network security and securing applications.
  • Develop strategies for imaginative and practical solutions for software development problems using custom designed code.
  • Explain the usefulness (i.e., non-malicious use) of applications such as sniffers, backdoors, port knocking and stealth communications.
  • Use applications such as sniffers, backdoors, port knocking and stealth communications in malware analysis.
  • Implement rootkits in the Linux environment.

Effective as of Fall 2019

Related Programs

COMP 8505 is offered as a part of the following programs:

School of Computing and Academic Studies

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

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