CSS 285: Essentials of Automotive Penetration Testing

In this course, students will gain an understanding of the automotive cybersecurity threat-landscape. Automotive attack surfaces will be highlighted, with a focus on attack techniques to provide insight into creating secure automotive systems. Students will complete hands-on exercises including reverse engineering in a lab environment. Emphasis will be placed on offensive methodologies with a follow-up on defensive strategies.

Level I Prereq: Academic Reading and Writing Levels of 6; ASV 131 and CST 185, minimum grade "C"

Class offerings by semester

Fall 2020 Winter 2021 Summer 2021 



offered in the daytimeDay Class (before 5 p.m.) offered at nighttimeEvening Class (after 5 p.m.) offered online Online Class

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Description Hours
Credits  4
Lecture Hours 60
Clinical Hours 0
Lab Hours 0
Other Hours 0
Total Hours 60
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