Fall 2018 - CRIM 481 D100
Advanced Issues in Cybercrime (3)
Class Number: 8033
Delivery Method: In Person
Analysis of complex, emerging and current cyber-security threats. Discusses methods used to identify cybercrime threats and vulnerabilities, as well as the social, economic and legal implications. Insight into creating an effective defensive plan, and an understanding of future security trends and threats which are likely to develop. Students who have taken CRIM 416/417/418 under this topic in Spring 2010 may not take this course for further credit.
CRIM 481 covers advanced cybercrime issues through an in-depth study of various cyber-crime issues. The course will focus on privacy, online threats, and the large underground spam market. During the 13 weeks, we look at a number of current and emerging issues regarding cyber-threats, including online fraud, social networking attacks, online criminal networks and the challenges hindering the good guys. Assignments will center on hacking forums and TOR (the Dark Web).
- Discussion Lead 10%x3=30%
- Seminar Contribution 20%
- Reading Reflections 5% x 6 = 30%%
- Assignments 5% x 4 = 20%%
1. Title: The Art of Invisibility: The World's Most Famous Hacker Teaches You How to Be Safe in the Age of Big Brother and Big Data Year: 2017 Author: Kevin Mitnick ISBN: 0316380504.
2. Title: Spam Nation: The Inside Story of Organized Cybercrime-from Global Epidemic to Your Front Door Year: Nov 2014 Author: Brian Krebs ISBN: 1402295618
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