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Office: Harbor Walk East 315
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Class place and time
Harbor Walk East 105F MTWRF 8:30am – 12:00pm
CSCI 490 Applied Cyber-Security Software Penetration Testing –
The class will use a real life system to demonstrate how software should be built securely. A sponsor organization will provide access to their enterprise cloud based solution. The students will work together in class on the system under investigation to apply the learning done outside of class in all the domains of cyber–security. Students in the class will document the semester-long audit in individual assignments.
Prerequisites: CSCI 221.
- Understand how vulnerabilities exist in enterprise software
- Develop solutions to eliminate or minimize vulnerabilities
- Design Secure Architectures
100-92 (A); 91-89 (A-); 88-86 (B+); 85-82 (B); 81-79 (B-); 78-76 (C+); 75-72 (C); 71-69 (C-); 68-62 (D); else (F)
50% Class Discussion Participation
40% Vulnerability Documentation
10% Research Paper Presentation
Class Discussion Participation
Each class we will discuss and evaluate an enterprise solution You are expected to contribute you opinions as we work through potential vulnerabilities.
Research Paper Presentation
Each student in the class will choose a research paper. The student will give a 10 minute presentation to the class about the research paper.
Over the semester students will student will write a short paper documenting a vulnerability we find over our investigation of the software
The paper will have have the following contents:
- Your name, 2nd author name, my name
- Related Work
- Hypothesis, Implementation & Results
Please read the College of Charlestons Student Code of Conduct. When you come to class please turn off your cell phones and all other electronic communication devices. I do encourage discussion so if you have a question do not hold back from interrupting me if you are afraid I have moved on. If it is something I will talk about a little later, I will note it on the board so we do not forget.
If you have a documented disability and are approved to receive accommodations through SNAP Services, please contact me.
Student Honor Code
I expect you to abide by the Honor Code and the Student Handbook: A Guide to Civil and Honorable Conduct. If you have a question about how to interpret the Honor Code, ask before acting! I encourage collaboration, but you must document it. Thus, each student will submit their own homework and, when collaborating, provide a reference to those people and documents consulted.