Introduction to Cybersecurity: An Exciting New Course for Fall 2014

Course Title:  Introduction to Cybersecurity
Course description:  

“Learn the fundamentals of cybersecurity through real-world case studies and hands-on labs. Students will gain practical experience conducting penetration tests, vulnerability assessments, hard drive forensics, network traffic analysis, and malware analysis. Throughout the class we will dissect newsworthy data breaches, such as the Heartland theft of 100 million credit card numbers or the “Operation Aurora” attack on Google. As your final project, you will infect a computer with live malware and study its behavior. This class uses the “flipped” classroom model, in which lectures are pre-recorded and classes meet in the lab.”

Instructor: Sherri Davidoff
Instructor contact email: Meet time: Thursdays 2:10-5pm
Location: Cyber Lab (ISB 107)
Pre-requisites: CSCI 466 (Networks) OR Consent of Instructor

Instructor bio:  

“Sherri Davidoff is a founder and Senior Security Consultant at LMG Security. She has fourteen years of experience as a cybersecurity professional, specializing in digital forensics, security awareness training, penetration testing, and web security assessments. She is the co-author of the textbook “Network Forensics: Tracking Hackers Through Cyberspace” (Prentice Hall, 2012). Sherri is a GIAC-certified forensic examiner (GCFA) and penetration tester (GPEN), and holds her degree in Computer Science and Electrical Engineering from MIT.”


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