Dates: March 2-April 20th (held once a week over an 8-week period)
Online Class Meeting: Tuesdays from 7:00pm-9:00pm EST via Zoom
Project-based, work-related challenge mentored by industry executives.
Description: The Dark Side of the Web is a survey course of the myriad ways in which the connectivity of the modern world can you benefit and threaten our daily lives. This knowledge has been paired with the basic skills and techniques needed to detect, analyze, and defend against these cyber threats. Modern life is lived under the unblinking eye of an exponentially expanding web of interconnected technology that both enables and threatens our existence. From online shopping to networked medical implants, social media to mobile payment solutions, ride sharing to nuclear power plant operations, the scope of what is connected to the internet, and thus vulnerable to attack, is staggering and yet increasing. The answer is not to disconnect; rather, we must prepare ourselves and fight to understand the risks, vulnerabilities, and actors to defend our social networks, our corporations, our government, and our country from the darker side of the web. In this course, students from a variety of technical and non-technical backgrounds will have the opportunity to learn about some of the threats associated with various technologies, as well as some of the skills needed to analyze, remediate and ultimately defeat those threats. In addition to the instruction provided by course faculty and graduate assistants, the course includes industry experts serving as mentors to bring real-world experience to each class session. Refunds provided up to 24 hours before the start of the first class. You will receive and email 3 days before the course starts to get your credentials and gain access to the course. If you have any questions prior to receiving this email, please email: firstname.lastname@example.org