1 Cybersecurity: An Overview

2 Assignments (Spring 2021)

3 Working Schedule and Lectures (Spring 2021)

This schedule will be updated as the course progresses. Case studies are from the Darknet Diaries podcast they do not necessarily correspond to the topic on any given week.

Date Week # Topic
01/18 1 No Monday class, Course Introduction, personalGit, GitClass, Markdown, Intro, Overview, Case study EP 79: Dark Basin
01/25 2 Chapter 1 Intro to Computer Security, CyBOK, book Chapter 1 notes, Risk, Threats, CIA, Case study EP 76: Knaves Out
02/01 3 Chapter 2 Networks and the Internet, Networking for Security, Physical Layers and more networking concepts, Optical Networking
02/08 4 Chapter 3. Cyber Stalking, Fraud, and Abuse, book Chapter 3 notes, DoS Notes,
02/15 5 Chapter 4. DoS Attacks, DNS Info, Cryptography Basics, Case study Episode 53: Shadow Brokers
02/22 6 Chapter 8. Encryption (symmetric), AES, Case study Episode 54: NotPetya, PublicKey
03/01 7 Chapter 8. Encryption (public key), Hashes and Integrity, Signatures,Case study Episode 72: Bangladeshi Bank heist,
03/08 8 Chapter 5. Malware, Malware, Midterm
03/15 9 Detecting Malware, Analysis and Evasion, Case study Episode 73: WannaCry
03/22 10 Chapter 6. Techniques used by Hackers, TTPs, Vulnerabilities, Case study EP 82: Master of Pwn
03/29 11 Spring Break
04/05 12 Chapter 13. Cyber Detective, Chapter 11. Network Scanning and Vulnerability Scanning, Reconnaissance
04/12 13 Security Principles, Chapter 9. Computer Security Technology, Case study EP 86: The LinkedIn Incident
04/19 14 Security Controls, Intrusion Detection, Chapter 12. Cyber Terrorism and Information Warfare, Case study Ep 80: The Whistle blower
04/26 15 Cybersecurity and the Law, Report Example Partial Case study Ep 68: Triton
05/03 16 Chapter 14. Introduction to Forensics, Chapter 7. Industrial Espionage in Cyberspace, Ep 85: Cam the Carder
05/10 17 Final Exam Monday 10:15AM-12:15PM