Cyber Attack and Defense
0.5 Credit

This course focuses on both the principles and practice in computer security. It provides an introduction to fundamental principles of computer systems and network security. It also covers the best practices of computer systems and network security protection and defense. The roadmap for the course includes seven main sections, including security objectives, vulnerabilities, attacks and exploitation, wireless security, web application security, defense and countermeasures, and incident handling and forensic investigation. Specifically, it first covers security objectives such as confidentiality, data integrity, authentication, authorization, access control, availability, and non-repudiation. Also, it covers the fundamental theories of vulnerabilities in software, computer system, network protocols, cryptographic techniques and social engineering. It then covers various security protection and defense mechanisms, including major security protocols and standards, firewalls, intrusion detection, wireless security, and web application security. It also discusses the latest cutting-edge insidious attack vectors, and the patterns of denial-of-service attacks. This course also presents the understanding tools needed to defend against attackers maintaining access and covering their tracks. This course examines and reviews various types of hacking tools as well as ways to harden the system or application against these attacks.