UE Software security, secure programming and computer forensics

Degrees incorporating this pedagocial element :


The goal of this course is to enable students to acquire the following concepts:

- know how to identify the strengths/weaknesses of a programming language from the point of view of security;

- know the main causes and consequences of the usual software vulnerabilities

- know the protection mechanisms provided by the compilers, by the OS - understand the main techniques of code analysis for security (their interests, their limits)

Recommended prerequisite

Programming, compilation

Targeted skills

Knowledge of the operating mechanisms of a program; protection techniques (at the level of code, compiler, execution platform); tools for analysing code for security ;


Writing Secure Codes" (M. Howard and D. LeBlanc, MicroSoft)