This course is a study of topics of particular interest to advanced B. Tech students in the area of network security. The focus will be on understanding network vulnerabilities and how they can be exploited. Penetration testing frameworks and tools will be covered. The use of Honeynets and wargames in understanding how to mitigate network threats and vulnerabilities will be covered.
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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Upon successful completion, the student will be able to:
Understand how exploits can be used to compromise networks and evaluate the threat they pose to systems and networks.
Conduct network audits and penetration testing for networks.
Analyze networks and identify potential vulnerabilities that could be exploited.
Design and implement customized network security solutions that would mitigate threats and vulnerabilities.
Effective as of Spring/Summer 2014
COMP 8506 is offered as a part of the following programs:
Books for Spring/Summer 2018 offerings of this course are available in the following BCIT
online bookstores. Please choose the bookstore appropriate for the offering
you are considering.
BCIT Burnaby Bookstore
If you are taking this course, but are not taking it through either Distance
Education or Online Learning, nor at the BCIT Downtown Campus (DTC), please purchase books for this course at the BCIT Burnaby Bookstore.
Know Your Enemy: Learning about Security Threats (2nd Edition)
Honeynet Project The
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