CS 439 Applied Security Concepts

CS J439/J539 Applied Security Concepts (3 cr)

Hands-on approach to computer security with emphasis on developing practical knowledge of how cyber attacks work and how to defend against them. Detailed exploration of attacks such as buffer overruns, string attacks, worms, trojan horses, and denial-of-service attacks, and development of defenses against them. Additional work reqd for grad cr. Recommended preparation: Good knowledge of C, operating system concepts and Unix.

Prereq: CS 336 or Permission

Joint Listed Courses

CS 539