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ISA 673: Operating Systems Security

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Covers fundamentals and advanced topics in operating system (OS) security, including OS-level security mechanisms and policies in investigating and defending against real-world attacks on computer systems, such as self-propagating worms and large-scale botnets. Basic OS security techniques, such as logging, system call auditing, and memory protection, will be discussed. Recent advanced techniques, such as honeypots and honeyfarms, system randomization, vulnerability fingerprinting, and virtualization, will also be introduced.

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Covers fundamentals and advanced topics in operating system (OS) security, including OS-level security mechanisms and policies in investigating and defending against real-world attacks on computer systems, such as self-propagating worms and large-scale botnets. Basic OS security techniques, such as logging, system call auditing, and memory protection, will be discussed. Recent advanced techniques, such as honeypots and honeyfarms, system randomization, vulnerability fingerprinting, and virtualization, will also be introduced.

Hours of Lecture or Seminar per week: 3

Credits: 3

Prerequisites:

ISA 562.

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