COMPGA16 - Malware

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 CodeCOMPGA16 (Also taught as: COMPM066)
YearMSc
PrerequisitesUndergraduate courses in logic and discrete mathematics, assembly, and imperative programming.
Term1
Taught ByDavid Clark (Module Leader), Jens Krinke, Earl Barr, Paul Gill, Gianluca Stringhini, Hector Menendez, Sukriti Bhattacharya.
AimsTo provide students with (1) Specialist understanding of the issues and techniques in malware detection and classification (2) Broad understanding of the human, social, economic and historical context inwhich malware exists and is deployed.
Learning OutcomesSuccessful completion of this course will provide students with a specialist understanding of the nature of malware, its capabilities, and how it is combatted through detection and classification. Students will understand what are the underlying scientific and logical limitations on society‚Äôs ability to combat malware. Furthermore, students should have a an appreciation and broad understanding of the social, economic, and historical context in which malware occurs.