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.
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.
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
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