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FSCT 8560 - Computer Security Networks 2

Forensic Investigation Part-time Studies Course

School of Computing and Academic Studies

Course Details

TThis course covers advanced topics in network security and intrusion detection. In-depth coverage of perimeter protection and firewall designs. Advanced Intrusion Detection and IDS/IPS design and implementation. Students will be familiarized with network monitoring and security tools, and use them to perform traffic and IDS signature analysis, and network forensics. Also covered will be reverse engineering and machine code analysis techniques. These will be used to analyze malicious code and malware.


Admission to a Forensic credential program or permission of the Program Coordinator.



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Learning Outcomes

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

  • Understand the computer security strategies.
  • Understand common network-based attacks and network protection technologies.
  • Acquire an in-depth understanding of the TCP/IP protocol suite.
  • Describe different firewall technologies, their respective usages, and able to implement accordingly.
  • Implement an adequate perimeter defence strategy based on security principles and best practices.
  • Understand and implement IDS systems as part of the network defence structure.

Effective as of Fall 2009

Related Programs

FSCT 8560 is offered as a part of the following programs:

School of Computing and Academic Studies

  1. Forensic Investigation (Computer Crime Studies Option)
    Part-time   Advanced Certificate
  2. Forensic Investigation (General Criminalistics Option)
    Part-time   Advanced Certificate
  3. Forensic Investigation (Computer Crime Option)
    Part-time   Bachelor of Technology


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