It’s Thursday and that means that it is tutorial time in the “EU and Global Cybersecurity Fundamentals” course! This afternoon students will discuss the deployment of intrusion detection/prevention systems, firewalls, and threat intelligence, giving group presentations, first from the perspective of an attacker and then as a member of the organization, in a session led by Fernando Silva.
More specifically, students will carry out a threat intelligence assessment of a picture archiving and communication system (PACS) and design a network solution that can properly monitor and detect threats. In the first part of the tutorial, the students will put themselves in the shoes of a malicious actor who plans to breach the CIA of the PACS system referred to in week 3 of the course. Students will actively define a methodology to attack the PACS system. In the second part of the tutorial, the scenario will suddenly change – the plan elaborated in the first part has been leaked! Acting as the figure in charge of mitigating the attack, students will define five critical controls, determining how they will be tested, and will provide suggestions for network design, firewalls (if needed), and sensors or any other elements necessary to improve the organization’s defense systems. Finally, this plan will be presented to the fictional board of directors of the organization by way of a group presentation.
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