Course Number
695.622
Next Offered
Spring 2022
Primary Program
Cybersecurity
Location
Online
Mode of Study
Online

This course examines issues associated with making web applications secure. The principal focus is on server-side security such as CGIsecurity, proper server configuration, and firewalls. The course also investigates the protection of connections between a client and server using current encryption protocols (e.g., SSL/TLS) as well discussing the related attacks on these protocols (e.g., Heartbleed, CRIME, etc.). The course also investigates keeping certain data private from the server system (e.g., via third-party transaction protocols like SET, or PCI DSS standard). Elementary Number Theory will be reviewed. Finally, the course explores client-side vulnerabilities associated with browsing the web, such as system penetration, information breach, identity theft, and denial-of-service attacks. Related topics such as malicious e-mails, web bugs, spyware,and software security are also discussed. Labs and various serverside demonstrations enable students to probe more deeply into security issues and to develop and test potential solutions. Basic knowledge of operating systems is recommended. Students will download and install a Virtual Machine to be used in the course. Prerequisite(s): 605.202 Data Structures

Course Offering(s)

Open

Web Security

695.622.81
08/30/2021 - 12/14/2021
Semester
Fall 2021
Mode of Study
Online
Location
Online
Cost
$4,755
Textbook
TBD
Open

695.622.81
01/24/2022 - 05/10/2022
Semester
Spring 2022
Mode of Study
Online
Location
Online
Cost
$4,755
Textbook
TBD