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.
Undergraduate level CEG 4350 Minimum Grade of D