2015 Class

Welcome to the 2015 edition of Towson University’s COSC 481 Case Studies in Computer Security.

I am continuing to use this WordPress blog this year because I want students to be able to comment on the notes. If, as you read these notes you find something confusing or if you know of a better way to do something, be sure to share it. This was we can all benefit.

Students should also follow the Security News updates on the main page. The security landscape changes rapidly, and I try to update that section with the latest news and exploits I find each week. I also use that section to point out particularly good tutorials and other learning opportunities.

It should be a fun class; a number of former students will be coming back to act as the Red Team on the class exercises, so you will have a chance to sharpen your skills and make meaningful connections with industry.

As always, the official syllabus and official assignments will be on my official Towson University Web Page.

If you want to be automatically notified when new pages are added, be sure to follow me on Twitter at @MikeOLearyTU.

Best wishes to all on a good class!

In the meantime, enjoy this year’s class theme song, a YouTube video posted by Andrea Dylan this January, of some floppy drives making class appropriate music. [Don’t ask how I found this video.]

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