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Class Information

Syllabus and Collaboration policies

Instructor: Xenia Mountrouidou (Dr. X)

Required Textbook

  • "The Basics of Hacking and Pen Testing", Patrick Engebretson
  • "Security Engineering", Ross Anderson, free e-text
  • Recommended books

    • "Red Team Field Manual", Ben Clark
    • "Blue Team Field Manual: Incident Response Edition", Don Murdoch
    • "The Hacker Playbook 2", Peter Kim
    • "Penetration Testing: A Hands-On Introduction", Georgia Weidman
    We will also read several academic publications that will be posted on the course website


    Grades will be determined by:

    • Project: 40%
    • Homework: 30%
    • Midterm: 20%
    • Participation: 10%