SRT210 Weekly Schedule

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Summer 2019

Week Objectives and Tasks Labs Other Assessments
Week 1:
6 - 10 may
  • Course overview
  • Set up host machine for course work (c7host)
  • Offline file access security
  • passwd and shadow files
Lab1
Week 2:
13 - 17 may
  • Set up a nested virtual machine
  • Get familiar with basic networking setup and utilities used on Linux
  • Understand how the IPtables firewall works and use it to make simple rules
Lab2 Quiz on Lab 1
Week 3:
20 - 24 may
  • Understand how port forwarding works and how it relates to security.
  • Set up port forwarding using iptables.
  • Understand fundamental concepts that make up SELinux.
  • Troubleshoot problems caused by SELinux.
Lab3 Quiz on Lab 2
Week 4:
27 - 31 may
  • Understand the principles of how DNS works.
  • Set up an authoritative DNS server.
  • Test your DNS server to confirm that it works as expected.
  • Configure an operating system to use a specific DNS server.
Lab4 Quiz on Lab 3
Week 5:
3 - 7 jun
  • Reverse DNS
  • DNS and security
Lab4 Part 2 Assignment 1 and Quiz on Lab 4
Week 6:
10 - 14 jun
Practical Midterm test Review of labs to date
Week 7:
17 - 21 jun
  • Results of the practical test and late assignments
Study Week:
24 - 28 jun
 
Week 8:
1 - 5 jul
  • Understand how DHCP works and set up a working server/client.
  • Understand which types of traffic can be captured where, from the point of view of an attacker.
  • Practice capturing traffic, and browsing it using Wireshark.
Lab5
Week 9:
8 - 12 jul
  • Learn some fundamental concepts and terminology used with LDAP.
  • Practice creating users in OpenLDAP.
  • Set up linux machines to authenticate against an OpenLDAP server.
Lab6 Quiz on Lab 5
Week 10:
15 - 19 jul
  • Understand the basics of public key encryption from a practical point of view.
  • Set up a Certificate Authority.
  • Create certificate+key pairs for servers, signed by your own CA.
  • Set up Apache to serve pages over HTTPS.
Lab7 Quiz on Lab 6
Week 11:
22 - 26 jul
  • Semi-automated host fingerprint distribution using /etc/skel/
  • Use assymetric encryption (with SSH keys) for password-less SSH authentication.
  • Ditribute SSH public keys manually.
  • Backup using rsync.
Lab8 Quiz on Lab 7
Week 12:
jul 29 - 2 aug
  • Review and practice for the exam.
Lab8 Assignment 2 and Quiz on Lab 8
Week 13:
5 - 9 aug
  • Practical Final Exam.
LATE Assignment 2
Exam Week:
12 - 16 aug