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FSCT 8560 - Network Security 2

Forensic Investigation Part-time Studies Course

School of Computing and Academic Studies

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Course Details

This 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.


FSCT 8540





Spring/Summer 2021

Below is one offering of this course for the Spring/Summer 2021 term.

CRN 66019

Mon Apr 26 - Mon Jul 19 13 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Apr 26 - Jul 19 Mon 18:00 - 21:30 Online Delivery
See Notes below


Aman Abdulla

Course Outline




  1. Departmental approval needed
  2. Due to the current COVID situation, this course will run synchronously ONLINE for the Spring/Summer term. This course is for students accepted into the Digital Forensics & Cybersecurity Programs. Students who have been accepted into the DF&C program where this course is a part of the matrix may register without any further approvals. Students who are not currently accepted in a Forensics program or, if this course is NOT part of your program matrix, please contact the Program Assistants for departmental approval at For information on Forensic programs and courses, please visit:

3 seats remaining as of Apr 11, 2021 6:22 am (PDT). Availability may change at any time.

Learning Outcomes

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

  • Reverse engineer machine code
  • Detect and analyze malware
  • Discover and analyze vulnerabilities
  • Perform network traffic analysis
  • Perform network forensics using captured traffic
  • Implement a virtual private network
  • Install, configure, and deploy a firewall
  • Install, configure, and deploy an Intrusion Detection/Prevention System

Effective as of Winter 2018

Related Programs

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

School of Computing and Academic Studies

  1. Forensic Investigation (Digital Forensics and Cybersecurity Option)
    Part-time   Advanced Certificate
  2. Forensic Investigation (General Criminalistics Option)
    Part-time   Advanced Certificate
  3. Forensic Investigation (Digital Forensics and Cybersecurity Option)
    Full-time/Part-time   Bachelor of Technology


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