Carnegie Mellon University

Electrical and Computer Engineering

College of Engineering

Course Information

18-739C: Special Topics in Security: Vulnerability, Defenses, and Malware Analysis




This course focuses on security-relevant software analysis in real-world settings. As such, a significant component of this class will be reverse engineering techniques. We will apply the techniques we learn to analyze real-world vulnerabilities and create exploits. We will also look at defenses against vulnerabilities as found in both research and practice. Finally, we will investigate techniques for analyzing malicious software. The skills acquired in this class are applicable in both research and practice. Students will be expected to complete a course project.

Prerequisites: 18-730 or equivalent introduction to computer security

Last Modified: 2015-07-22 1:54PM

Semesters offered:

  • Spring 2013
  • Spring 2011
  • Spring 2009