Spring 2017 Course Descriptions

COMP 50-01 Cyber Security and Cyber Warfare

M. Chow, J. Taliaferro
TR 3:00-4:15, Crane Room, Paige Hall
J+ Block

Interdisciplinary analysis of cybersecurity in the United States and other countries, intended to introduce engineering students to policymaking and intelligence aspects of cybersecurity and liberal arts students to the technical constraints of computer networks and software. Hands-on activities including packet analysis, exploiting a vulnerable system, password cracking, social engineering, reconnaissance, and malware analysis. Examination of state and non-state actors engaged in cyber-espionage, counterintelligence, deterrence, and offensive cyber operations. Guest speakers from private sector, civil liberties groups, and intelligence community.

Prerequisite: PS 61: Introduction to International Relations (for PS and IR majors) or COMP 15: Data Structures (for CS majors in A&S or SOE)

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