Dr. Melissa Danforth

Computer and Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Department
California State University, Bakersfield

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CMPS 451 Vulnerability Analysis - Sections 1 and 2 - Spring 2015
Course meets MW 3:15 - 4:55pm and Tu 3:15 - 5:45pm in Sci III 311
Course Description
Identification and quantification of security weaknesses in programs, systems and networks. Topics include professional ethics, static binary analysis, dynamic binary analysis, anti-analysis techniques, risk assessment, penetration testing, vulnerability classification and mitigation techniques.
CMPS 350
5 quarter units
Student Learning Outcomes
This course covers the following ACM/IEEE CS2013 (Computer Science) Body of Knowledge student learning outcomes:

CS-IAS/Foundational Concepts in Security
CS-IAS/Principles of Secure Design
CS-IAS/Defensive Programming
CS-IAS/Threats and Attacks
CS-PL/Static Analysis
CS-SE/Software Construction

Required Textbook
The Art of Software Security Assessment: Identifying and Preventing Software Vulnerabilities. Mark Dowd, John McDonald, Justin Schuh. Addison-Wesley, 2007, ISBN-13: 978-0-321-44442-4.
Moodle Link
The direct link to the course on Moodle is https://moodle.cs.csub.edu/moodle/course/view.php?id=91