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Schedule

Week 1

  • Monday Lecture: Labor Day, no class
  • Tuesday Lab: Backtrack Bootcamp 1
  • Thursday Lecture: Course introduction and Networking Basics
  • Tool of the week: nmap

Week 2

  • Monday Lecture: Networking Basics
  • Tuesday Lab: Backtrack Bootcamp 2
  • Thursday Lecture: TCP/IP [Slides]
  • Tool of the week: wireshark

Week 3

  • Monday Lecture: Finish TCP/IP, Security in a Networked World
  • Tuesday Lab: Exploring the Network: Recon and Fingerprinting
  • Thursday Lecture: Assets, Adversaries and Threats
  • Tool of the week: Nessus

Week 4

  • Monday Lecture: Network defenses Overview [CSIRT]
  • Tuesday Lab: Network Defenses
  • Thursday Lecture: Firewalls
  • Tool of the week: iptables

Week 5

  • Monday Lecture: Catch Up, Review for Midterm
  • Tuesday Lab: Network Defenses Continued
  • Thursday Lecture: Midterm Exam
  • Tool of the week: None

Week 6

  • Monday Lecture: Engineering Denial of Service (DOS) and Distributed Denial of Service (DDOS) attacks
  • Tuesday Lab: Metasploit Primer
  • Thursday Lecture: Malware Taxonomy: Rootkit, Trojan, Virus, Worm
  • Tool of the week: Metasploit

Week 7

  • Monday Lecture: Malware attacks and defenses
  • Tuesday Lab: Course Project
  • Thursday Lecture: Intrusion detection and response
  • Tool of the week: Armitage

Week 8

  • Monday Lecture: Network forensics, Proactive security overview
  • Tuesday Lab: Course Project
  • Thursday Lecture: Penetration testing
  • Tool of the week: Snort

Week 9

  • Monday Lecture: More on Pen Testing
  • Tuesday Lab: Course Project Pen Test Part 1
  • Thursday Lecture: Special Topics and Case Studies
  • Tool of the week: TBD

Week 10

  • Monday Lecture: Special Topics and Case Studies
  • Tuesday Lab: Course Project Pen Test Part 2
  • Thursday Lecture: Special Topics and Case Studies
  • Tool of the week: None
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