"They Know What You Did Last Summer": A Crash Course on Cyber Security and Privacy
Today, everything is being hacked! Laptops, mobile phones, ships, aircraft, cars, pacemakers, insulin pumps, and even teddy bear toys are being hacked. In this course, we will look at the fundamental principles of security and learn what goes into building secure systems.
The program will instruct students through lectures, hands-on experiments and projects, competitive team activities, and guest lectures. We will cover a wide variety of topics such as system and network security, online privacy, foundations of trust, and ethics. After this course, students will be able to describe and classify security goals and attacks on the cyber world. They will be able to identify the unique security implications and know how to build secure systems.
Cybersecurity foundational principles of confidentiality, authentication, and integrity
Basic understanding of wired and wireless networks
Real-world Security and Privacy
Understand and explore building secure communication and networking technologies through the study of popular systems such as GPS and WiFi. We will also take a look at the "Internet of Things" ecosystem and understand its security and privacy implications.
Software and Tools
You will learn to use state-of-the-art network analysis software (e.g., Wireshark) and signal processing software (e.g., MATLAB)
You will build simple wireless systems and learn to analyze their security properties
Students should have a basic working knowledge of computers and know how to code basic computer programs.
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The program tuition is $6,195. This includes: program tuition, course materials, housing, meals, and social activities.
About Northeastern University
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