This course will focus on current and emerging threats, including the problems of malware and phishing attacks. These two threats alone are exposing businesses to massive amounts of intellectual property theft, lost revenue and costs associated with data breaches. As threats continue to evolve, the focus areas of the course will evolve with them. Current events in the news will drive much of the discussion through the course.
- Find patterns among a variety of security attacks to anticipate a new evolution of security breaches
- Advance the technology used to secure a site in ways that take into account existing shifts in the cybersecurity landscape and predict ways to modify security systems to respond to potential future attacks
- Formulate a strategy for security policy that takes into account global responses and social concerns to cybersecurity issues