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INFOSEC 690S

System Defense and Test


  • CD1 - CPE Non-standard Dates (10/31-12/21)
  • Online

  • Fee:  $2,250 ($750/credit, 3 credits)
  • 42641, Lecture 1

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  • Parviz Kermani
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How to Enroll

This class trains students to detect and analyze weaknesses and vulnerabilities in target systems as a method of assessing the security of a system. We focus on tools and techniques that an attacker would employ but from the perspective of an ethical system adminstrator. Topics include tools and techniques for penetration testing and attacks, information gathering, social engineering, and defenses. Specific topics include malware, denial of service attacks, SQL injection, buffer overflow, session hijacking, and system hacking, network sniffing and scans, wireless encryption weaknesses and other WiFi issues, IDS/firewall evasion, metasploit tools, physical security, and setting up honeypots. Part of the Graduate Certificate in Information Security.


  • Last Day to:
  • Register 11/4, Drop 11/4, Withdraw 11/21

Refund Schedule:
Full refund through 11/4, 50% 11/21 (registration fee not refundable)
No refund after 11/21

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