Students will acquire an understanding of the different aspects of system level security. The course will cover protection mechanisms for traditional operating systems for an evolving threat landscape. Techniques used by virus and other malware attacks will be analyzed to determine possible protection and prevention mechanisms. This course will also cover security vulnerabilities in systems and applications, and how they can be identified and remediated. Security in non-traditional systems such as SCADA and the growing security threat in mobile systems will also be covered.
Security and vulnerability assessment, CVSS, malware protection, threat techniques, prevention and system protection, SCADA security, mobile security and threat profiles, secure system design.
No written exam - the course grade is composed of the presentation of a special topic (60%) and a paper on that topic (40%).
Start: tba, Lecture timetable will be available in KUSSS.