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FSCT 8561 - Security Applications

Forensic Investigation Part-time Studies Course

School of Computing and Academic Studies

Course Details

This course is a study of prototyping security tools using high-level languages such as Ruby, Python, and Lua. Implementation of basic communication applications using the TCP/IP protocol suite will be introduced. Security applications that will be designed and implemented as part of the course will include packet sniffers, backdoors, logfile parsers, packet crafters, variety of spoofing applications, simple Intrusion Detection and Prevention systems. Also covered will be shell scripting techniques and implementation of shell-scripts to perform system-related tasks. As part of implementing defensive applications, students will also be introduced to basic Linux-based tools and utilities such as Netfilter, cron, etc.

Prerequisite(s)

FSCT 8560

Credits

3.0

Cost

$803.01

Winter 2018

Below is one offering of this course for the Winter 2018 term.

CRN 83081

Mon Jan 08 - Mon Mar 26 12 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Jan 08 - Mar 26 Mon 17:30 - 21:00 BBY SE12 Rm. 323

Instructor

Aman Abdulla

Course Outline

Cost

$803.01

Notes

  1. Departmental approval needed
  2. No Class on February 12. For departmental approval, please contact Julia Dreyer, Program Assistant at Forensics Department (jdreyer@bcit.ca). For information on Forensic programs and courses, please visit: www.bcit.ca/cas/Forensics

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Learning Outcomes

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

  • Be able to use languages such as Ruby and Python to prototype proof-of-concept applications and test them.
  • Be able to design simple Intrusion Prevention systems using shell scripts, cron, and Netfilter.
  • Have a detailed understanding of applications such as packet sniffers as a defensive and offensive tool.
  • Have an in-depth understanding of how malicious applications such as ARP poisoning, DNS spoofing, stealth backdoors and covert channels are designed and used.
  • Gain an in-depth understanding of how to protect against malicious applications.

Effective as of Fall 2014

Related Programs

FSCT 8561 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 (Digital Forensics and Cybersecurity Option)
    Part-time   Bachelor of Technology

Books & Supplies

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Winter 2018

Books for Winter 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.

Python Cookbook: Recipes for Mastering Python 3
Author David Beazley, Brian K. Jones
Publisher O'Reilly Media
Copyright 2013
Binding Paperback
ISBN 978-1-44934-037-7
Price $51.95
Required

Ruby Cookbook
Author Lucas Carlson, Leonard Richardson
Publisher O'Reilly Media
Copyright 2006
Binding Paperback
ISBN 978-0-59652-369-5
Price $58.95
Required

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