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MSIA 675 Offensive Cyber Security

Discover behind-the-scenes tactics that avert cyber security threats.

Format: Offered Online and On-Campus

Duration: 8 weeks

Credits: 3 credits

The increase in password breaches, computer hacking and other network vulnerabilities is threatening our personal and national security. In MSIA 675 Offensive Cyber Security, you’ll learn how to identify a cyber threat and prevent it from happening.

Throughout this course, discussions, debates, documentaries, group projects and essay assignments will give you the opportunity to combine knowledge, principles and personal experiences to analyze and evaluate the factors associated with cyber security.

What You'll Learn in MSIA 675

In this course, you’ll explore the different hands-on tactics used by offensive cyber security professionals. Topics include reconnaissance, highjacking, cracking, vulnerability exploitation and malware deployment.

Course Topics

Throughout this course, weekly topics may include but are not limited to:

  • Ethics, Reconnaissance and Scanning
  • Cracking, Spoofing and Hijacking
  • Transmission Control Protocol (TCP) Vulnerabilities and Network Devices
  • Trojan Horses and Denial-of-Service Attacks
  • Buffer Overflows and Programming Exploits
  • Mail and Windows Vulnerabilities
  • Linux and Web Application Vulnerabilities
  • Incident Handling

Course Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of MSIA 675, you will be able to:

  • Evaluate the societal need for offensive cyber security.
  • Utilize a variety of tools and processes to examine and analyze the security posture of systems.

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Disclaimer: Course content and outcomes may vary and are subject to change without notice.