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42036 Cyber Security for Mobile Platforms

6cp; 3hpw, on campus
Requisite(s): ( 32548 Cyber Security Essentials OR (48730 Cyber Security AND 30 credit points of completed study in spk(s): MAJ03445 Networking and Cybersecurity major BSc))

Cyber security program

Description

Mobile devices, with their hugely increased usage of various applications and services, attract a plethora of possible attacks. Organisations and businesses have to adapt and deploy special security measures while users face a new generation of security threats.

This subject provides an in-depth technical overview of the new security risks and threats of modern mobile platforms and operating systems as well as other implications. The subject covers the security of enterprise networks, while the BYOD (bring your own device) model is being widely adopted in corporate and small- to medium-sized enterprise networks. This poses significant additional and potential threats to network security administrators. The subject also covers how shadow IT solutions might not be relevant and how administrators should adapt to circumvent insider attacks enabled by BYOD.

The subject adopts practice-based learning allowing students to perform penetration tests to some locally set private networks. It also uncovers some limitations of one of the most popular tools to trace back information leakage in mobile apps by giving students the opportunity to demonstrate their own covert channel techniques. Finally students are able to adapt a regular network firewalling policy to a mobile environment and observe the possible threats and circumvention techniques.

Typical availability

Spring session, City campus


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Access conditions

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