Spring 2023 - CMPT 982 G100

Special Topics in Networks and Systems (3)

Cyber Security Analytics

Class Number: 6660

Delivery Method: In Person


  • Course Times + Location:

    Mo 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
    AQ 5019, Burnaby

    Th 2:30 PM – 4:20 PM
    RCB 6122, Burnaby



Cyber attacks pose increasingly frequent, severe and sophisticated threats. The course explores cyber security analytics for advanced cyber situational awareness in responding to the globally evolving cyber threat landscape and focuses on applications of data mining, machine learning and probabilistic modeling for threat intelligence, intrusion detection and response, critical infrastructure protection, cyber risk assessment and mitigation, blockchain technology and more. This is a seminar-style course in which students study, present and discuss selected articals, papers or book chapters. The course starts with an introduction of fundamental cyber security concepts, principles and best practices.


  • Develop a general understanding of cyber security concepts, principles and practices used in responding to the globally evolving threat landscape.
  • Aquire detailed knowledge for analyzing and detecting intrusions in cyber-physical systems such as, but not limited to, supervisory control systems used for the continuous operation of critical infrastructure and services.
  • Boost awareness of challenges and opportunities arising from cyber security as a rapidly advancing field in computing science.


  • The course has multiple short quizes 25%
  • Active class participation 15%
  • Project/paper presentation 40%
  • Written report 20%


This grading scheme is tentative and will be finalized during the first week of classes.



All course materials (articles, research papers, lecture notes, slides et cetera) will all be provided through the online course home page as PDF documents.


Your personalized Course Material list, including digital and physical textbooks, are available through the SFU Bookstore website by simply entering your Computing ID at: shop.sfu.ca/course-materials/my-personalized-course-materials.

Graduate Studies Notes:

Important dates and deadlines for graduate students are found here: http://www.sfu.ca/dean-gradstudies/current/important_dates/guidelines.html. The deadline to drop a course with a 100% refund is the end of week 2. The deadline to drop with no notation on your transcript is the end of week 3.

Registrar Notes:


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