ISA 564: Security Lab
Mohamed Sharif, PhD.
Ø This course Provides hands-on experience in configuring and experimenting with security software in a live laboratory environment, with the purpose of understanding real-world security threats. Also, discussed possible mitigation and defending mechanisms, such as monitoring and intrusion detection software.
Ø ISA 562 or permission of instructor.
Ø Course Text
o Counter Hack Reloaded 2ed edition by Ed. Skoudis
o Corporate Computer and Network Security by R. Panko
o Network Security, Private Communication in a Public World 2nd Ed by C. Kaufman, R. Perlman and M. Speciner.
o Network Security Essentials 2nd Edition by W. Stallings.
o Cryptography and Network Security 4th Edition by W. Stallings
o Applied Cryptography 2nd Edition by B. Schneier
o Handbook of Applied Cryptography by A. Menezes, P. van Oorschot and S. Vanstone.
o Designing Network Security by M. Kaeo – Cisco Press
o Internet & TCP/IP Network Security by U. Pabrai and V. Gurani.
o Fundamentals of Computer Security Technology by E. Amoroso
o Building Internet Firewalls by D. Chapman
o Firewalls and Internet Security by W. Cheswick and S. Bellovin
o The CERT Guide to System and Network Security Practices by J. Allen
o WWW.Security by R. MacGregor, A. Aresi and A. Siegert
o Inside Internet Security by J. Crume
o Secure Commerce on the Internet by V. Ahuja
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o 10 labs for total of 50%, 4 quizzes for total 10%, Project 10%, midterm Exams 10%, and final exam 20%.
Ø No exam or quiz make up will be given
Ø Lab reports are due at the beginning of the class
Ø Late Submissions
o Discouraged but allowed under exceptional circumstances with prior approval of the instructor.
Ø Incomplete Grade
o No Incompletes will be given except extreme case
Ø Honor Code Violations
o All violators will be reported under all circumstances, and results in a course grade of F, in addition to any other penalties imposed by the university and/or the ISE department.
Ø Two students submitting a common or significantly similar copy of homework is an honor code violation.
Ø Class Meetings
o Wednesday 07:20 – 10:00 PM in Innovation Hall RM326
Ø Instructor Office Hours: by appointment or after/Before class
Ø Examinations: All Examinations are in class, individual (no collaborations), closed book, neighbor and notes.
Course Schedule and Lectures