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Course Code: ISSC442 Course ID: 4863 Credit Hours: 3 Level: Undergraduate

The mobile communication market has grown so rapidly keeping up security in wireless networks has become a challenge. Maintaining secure connectivity on mobile devices as well as retaining flexibility, mobility, and resilience are critical to keeping files, data, and information secure and private. This course explores security issues surrounding mobile cellular communication technologies. Hands-on labs are also included as practical examples of wireless network security. (Prerequisite: ISSC343)

Course Schedule

Registration Dates Course Dates Session Weeks
11/30/20 - 04/30/21 05/03/21 - 06/27/21 Spring 2021 Session I 8 Week session
02/22/21 - 07/30/21 08/02/21 - 09/26/21 Summer 2021 Session I 8 Week session

Current Syllabi

  1. Categorize vulnerabilities and exploit types on wireless and mobile networks and identify the challenges of securing information on the Internet
  2. Review exploiting secured networks using WEP, WPA, WPA2, WPS, and popular authentication mechanisms. Examine the processes, best practices, and techniques to manage and prevent cybercrime
  3. Review special techniques and special tools such as Wireshark, Kismet, MDK3, TCPreplay, GHex, Hydra, Reaver, Cowpatty, and similar tools used to exploit encryption keys and vulnerabilities in wireless and mobile
  4. Discover wireless networks using Active and Passive Discovery methods
  5. Describe how Windows systems are compromised, their built-in tools, and how to exploit remote wireless networks
  6. Examine eavesdropping techniques, Bluetooth Classic exploits and susceptibility of Low Energy traffic
  7. Examine vulnerabilities in ZigBee Security
  8. Describe how Z-Wave Smart Homes can be compromised through eavesdropping or injection
NameGrade %
Weekly Assignments 30.00 %
Week 1 Assignment 5.00 %
Week 2 Assignment 5.00 %
Week 3 Assignment 5.00 %
Week 4 Assignment 5.00 %
Week 6 Assignment 5.00 %
Week 7 Assignment 5.00 %
Forums 40.00 %
Forum 1 Participation 5.00 %
Forum 2 Participation 5.00 %
Forum 3 Participation 5.00 %
Forum 4 Participation 5.00 %
Forum 5 Participation 5.00 %
Forum 6 Participation 5.00 %
Forum 7 Participation 5.00 %
Forum 8 Participation 5.00 %
Final Term Paper 30.00 %
Final Term Paper 20.00 %
Final Term Paper Outline 10.00 %
Book Title: Practical Packet Analysis, 3E: Using Wireshark to Solve Real-World Network Problems - e-book available in the APUS Online Library; link also provided in the classroom Lessons section
Author: Sanders, Chris
Publication Info: No Starch Press
ISBN: 9781593278021

Book Title:Various resources from the APUS Library & the Open Web are used. Please visit to locate the course eReserve.*
Book Title:Practical Packet Analysis, 3E: Using Wireshark to Solve Real-World Network Problems - e-book available in the APUS Online Library
Publication Info:No Starch Press
Author:Sanders, Chris
Unit Cost:$32.28

Previous Syllabi

Not current for future courses.