Basic Information

This course serves as a projects course in the Computer Science Systems emphasis. After taking this class, students should understand general computer and network security terms and tools to perform offensive and defensive security. Students will have hands-on experience with small and large projects with use of current tools. Fianlly, students will work in a small group to secure (harden) a small network of servers with realistic/real services.

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Date Readings Activities Deliverables Due
1/14
Start Offensive Security
C5-1 material
Setup (syllabus, code of conduct, form teams)
Assign Offensive Tool
Start work on documentation and presentation
Project 1 assigned
Project 1 Presentation Schedule
Project 1 Documentation due 1/28
1/16 C5-1 material Work Day
1/21 C5-1 material Work Day - Finish making presentations
1/24   Quiz over C5-1
Project 1 presentation day
Peer reviews of presentations
1/28
  Project 1 presentation day
Discuss quiz
Peer reviews of presentations
Project 1 Documentation due
1/30
C5-2 materials Project 2 Setup Day Project 1 Internal Peer Assessments due
Project 2 assigned
Project 2 Documentation Due 2/14
2/4 C5-2 materials Work Day
2/6 C5-2 materials Work Day  
2/11 C5-2 materials Work Day  
2/13 C5-2 mateials Finish Project 2 Project 2 Documentation due (2/17 at 11:59pm)
2/18 C5-2 materials C5-2 Quiz
Introduce Project 3
Project 2 Internal Peer Assessments Due
Project 3 Specification (due 3/2)
ctf4_instructions.pdf
ctf5_instructions.pdf
2/20 C5-3 materials Project 3 Work Day
2/25 C5-3 materials Project 3 Work Day
2/27 C5-3 materials Finish Project 3