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Malware and other Malfeasance

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Overview

In this course you will gain understanding and knowledge of how specific malware actually work and how they can be detected.

By the end of this course you will be able to:

  • identify and analyse threats posed to current system security by malware;
  • understand the practical feasibility of specific attacks and appreciate the range of sophistication in current attacks;
  • identify and evaluate appropriate detection strategies;
  • understand issues involved in undertaking a forensic incident investigation.

Who is the course for?

This course is suitable for:

  • practitioners across all domains including aerospace, military, railway, automotive, civil nuclear, civil maritime, medical devices, healthcare, and so on;
  • cyber security consultants;
  • risk analysist/risk managers;
  • those responsible for threat and incident manangers;
  • research analysts.

Prerequisites

Typically you will come from a strong computing background, with a degree in computing or relevant experience. If you are unsure about your prior experience, please email us with your details.

How is the course taught?

The course takes place over one week at the University of York. This week consists of a mixture of lectures and practicals, but we expect you to put in around 30 hours of private study.

Over the week, there will be a series of lectures and a number of case studies. The case studies give you the chance to work through an example to reinforce your learning from the lectures. This is also a chance to gain other insights from the experience and knowledge of other delegates. You will also be able to call on the experience and knowledge of our specialised teaching staff during these sessions.  

The module ends with an assessed exercise, which you have the option of completing. It takes approximately 35 hours in addition to the scheduled teaching time and can be completed on or off site. All assessed exercises are open (so you won't take an exam in supervised conditions), and comprise a report, case study, or documented piece of software.

If you choose to take and pass your assessment, your results can count towards the completion of the MSc Cyber Security.

Book your place

Book your place

Make sure you book your place for the next course w/c 27th November 2017.

Before booking please read our Booking Conditions (PDF  , 104kb).

To book your place, please complete the booking form: CPD Booking Form (MS Word  , 54kb) and the accompanying payment form: CPD Payment Form (MS Word  , 38kb) and return to Heather Taylor, our CPD & Postgraduate Programmes Administrator. Payment for your place can be made via credit/debit card or invoice (please email Heather Taylor).

If you have any queries, please contact our course administrator on postgraduate@cs.york.ac.uk or call 01904 325536.

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