Dr. Avinash Srinivasan
asriniv5 AT gmu dot edu
T 3:00-4:00PM; MR 6:00-7:00PM; or by appointment
7:20 PM - 10:00 PM
This class will be focused on current research in Security with emphasis in Network and Software Security including:
This course provides hands-on experience in configuring and experimenting with commodity networked systems and security software in a live laboratory environment, with the purpose of understanding real-world security threats. This course will take both offensive and defensive approaches and expose students to a variety of real-world attacks, including viruses, worms, rootkits, and botnets. Possible mitigation and defending mechanisms such as firewalls and intrusion detection software will also be covered.
There is no textbook for this course since we will be covering a gamut of topics.
We are going to cover these topics using the provided slides, papers, and online material.
You will be graded on a total of 1000 points. Your grade will be calcuated as follows:
There will be a total of 8 projects during the semester including one Group Term Project. Projects will be graded as follows-
|Malware and Shellcode||100|
|Intrusion Detection Systems||100|
|Steganography and Information Hiding||100|
|Team Project (3-4 per group)||300|
Final letter grade will be calculated using the scale below-
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Dr. Avinash Srinivasan - Dept. of Computer Science - George Mason University.