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FSCT 8561 - Security Applications

Forensic Investigation Part-time Studies Course

School of Computing and Academic Studies

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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 7511

Credits

3.0

Cost

$840.02

Winter 2021

Below is one offering of this course for the Winter 2021 term.

CRN 83081

Mon Jan 04 - Mon Mar 29 13 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Jan 04 - Mar 29 Mon 18:00 - 21:30 Online Delivery
See Notes below

Instructor

Aman Abdulla

Course Outline

Cost

$840.02

Notes

  1. Departmental approval needed
  2. Students who have been accepted into a Forensics 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 BCIT_Forensics@bcit.ca. For information on Forensic programs and courses, please visit: https://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)
    Full-time/Part-time   Bachelor of Technology

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