Undergraduate Cyber Security

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Undergraduate Cyber Security

2023 Fall Term


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3 Units



This course offers a broad introduction to important topics in Cybersecurity. It is centered on how modern information systems can be attacked and protected in practice. The main topics include network attacks and defense, host attacks and defense, basic cryptography, authentication and access management, intrusion detection, forensics, security policies and risk management, assessment and penetration testing, and cybercrime and cyberwar. This course lays the foundation for further study in Cybersecurity.

3 Units



This course focuses on the design and implementation of a secure application system that will be assessed by other peers in the course. Students will work in teams through the entire life cycle of a security system project that includes security requirement analysis, security architecture design, attack prevention and detection implementation, penetration testing, incident response, and recovery. The lecture will target the tactics needed to be taken by the students in their weekly lab practicum. Students will apply both technical and writing skills through this course.

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