The PyMiers

Friday 2 December 2011

Something new

In this class you will learn how to design secure systems and write secure code. You will learn how to find vulnerabilities in code and how to design software systems that limit the impact of security vulnerabilities. We will focus on principles for building secure systems and give many real world examples. In addition, the course will cover topics such as:

  • memory safety vulnerabilities,
  • techniques and tools for vulnerability detection,
  • sandboxing and isolation,
  • web security,
  • network security,
  • malware detection and defense, and
  • mobile platform security.
Course homework and labs will teach students how to find vulnerabilities and how to fix them. The labs are designed to help students practice the principles of secure system design.


This course is intended for Computer Science students who have some programming background in C and C++.

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