2019 Attack and Defense on Cybersecurity III

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School of Computing
Ueda Kengo  Sugaya Mitsuyoshi    Tanaka Keisuke 
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Course description and aims

Cybersecurity is important for our daily lives including various types of activities. There is a growing demand for students who can be researchers and engineers capable of understanding cybersecurity.
In order to satisfy this demand, Tokyo Tech has launched Progressive Graduate Minor in Cybersecurity in April, 2016. We design the curriculum of Progressive Graduate Minor in Cybersecurity in collaboration with NRI as the core, also with Rakuten, NTT, AIST, and NISC. The following six courses are organized in School of Computing: Foundation of Cybersecurity (1Q, 2-0-0), Theory of Cryptography for Cybersecurity (3Q, 2-0-0), Cybersecurity Governance (3Q, 1-1-0), Attack and Defense on Cybersecurity I (2Q, 1-1-0), Attack and Defense on Cybersecurity II (3Q, 1-1-0), and Attack and Defense on Cybersecurity III (4Q, 1-1-0).
This course is one of the core courses in this minor. Students will understand various attacks to Web application and their countermeasures. Also they study the fundamentals of secure system development and operation. In addition, the students study the basic forensic methodology and techniques.

Student learning outcomes

By the end of this course, students will be able to understand:
1) the topics to build secure Web application, and
2) the right forensic and investigation.


Web application security, computer forensic

Competencies that will be developed

Intercultural skills Communication skills Specialist skills Critical thinking skills Practical and/or problem-solving skills

Class flow

The class offers a standard-type of lecture and also hands-on exercise related to the topic.

Course schedule/Required learning

  Course schedule Required learning
Class 1 Orientation, Web Application Security Fundamentals Understand the notion of web application security.
Class 2 Input/Output Validation (XSS, SQL injection, Directly Traversal, OS Command Injection) Understand the notion of input/output validation.
Class 3 User Authentication (Account Hacking, Brute Force, Password Reminder) Understand user authentication.
Class 4 Session Management (Session Hijacking, Session Fixation) Understand the notion of session management.
Class 5 Access Control (Privileges Escalation, Spoofing) Understand the notion of access control.
Class 6 Web Application Development and Security Understand the development of web application.
Class 7 Computer Forensic Overview Understand the notion of computer forensic.
Class 8 File System Fundamentals (File Structure, Binary Data, File System, FAT, NTFS, Disc Images, Encryption) Understand the notion of file system.
Class 9 Memory Forensic Fundamentals (Memory, Process, Library, Process Management Objects, Memory Images) Understand the notion of Memory Forensic
Class 10 Windows Artifact Analysis Fundamentals Understand Windows artifact.
Class 11 File Carving Fundamentals (Restoring Deleted File, Restore Functions) Understand the notion of file carving.
Class 12 Anti-Forensic (Anti-Forensic Concept, rootkit, Timestamps) Understand the notion of anti-forensic.
Class 13 Forensic Tools Fundamentals (Forensic Tools, IOC) Understand forensic tools.
Class 14 Malware Analysis Fundamentals (Malware overview, Malware Analysis Techniques) Understand malware analysis.
Class 15 Workshop Summarizing what you have learned on cybersecurity.



Reference books, course materials, etc.

Secure Eggs Series “Forensic” and “Web Application Security” (NRI SecureTechnologies)

Assessment criteria and methods

The evaluation consists of two exams as homework assignments during the course. Instructors also give exercises in the classes.

Related courses

  • XCO.T473 : Foundation of Cybersecurity
  • XCO.T474 : Theory of Cryptography for Cybersecurity
  • XCO.T478 : Cybersecurity Governance
  • XCO.T475 : Attack and Defense on Cybersecurity I
  • XCO.T476 : Attack and Defense on Cybersecurity II

Prerequisites (i.e., required knowledge, skills, courses, etc.)

Students must have successfully completed Attack and Defense on Cybersecurity I (XCO.T475), or have equivalent knowledge.

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Appointment by e-mail is required.

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