Host Computer Security

Course Type: 
CEG
Code: 
4420
Level: 
Undergraduate
Credit Hours: 
3
Schedule Type: 
Lecture
Description: 

This course introduces security hardening of a single system, and how to protect it when connected to a network. It explains how malware can compromise security and privacy from the moment a machine is powered on until shut down. Topics include Privilege Escalation, Buffer Overruns, Network Packet Mangling, Session Hijacking, Firewalls, and ethics. Lab work uses tools such as nmap and BackTrack Linux.

Prerequisites: 

Undergraduate level CEG 4350 Minimum Grade of D

Restrictions: 
Must be enrolled in the following Classifications: Senior. May not be enrolled in one of the following Degrees: Intending Egr & CS. Must be enrolled in one of the following Colleges: College of Egr & Computer Sci.