A few topic suggestions to consider.

Here are a few topic ideas, including topics that other students have previously chosen for case studies or projects. Hopefully these will help inspire your thinking. You’re also welcome to simply use of these topics, so long as nobody else in the class is already using it!

  • APTs and kill chains

  • Amplified DDoS

  • Axie infinity blockchain hack

  • Bangladesh Central Bank robbery (2016)

  • Blockchain re-entrancy attacks

  • Burp Suite

  • Captial One hack

  • Chrysler UConnect hack

  • City of Baltimore ransomware attack (2019)

  • Clickjacking

  • Cross-site scripting (XSS)

  • Cryptolocker

  • Cybersecurity of autonomous vehicles

  • DDoS attacks against online multiplayer games

  • Denial-of-service attacks

  • Differential privacy

  • DigiNotar

  • Drive-by downloads

  • Dynamic malware analysis

  • eBPF

  • EternalBlue

  • Exploit market

  • Fintech vulnerabilities

  • FORCEDENTRY

  • GAMEOVER Zeus

  • Health care vulnerabilities

  • Honeypots

  • ICS vulnerabilities

  • Intel secure boot

  • Limitations of biometrics

  • Magecart

  • Malware analysis

  • Marine navigation spoofing

  • Mirai

  • Morris Worm

  • Privilege escalation using pass-the-hash

  • Ransomware

  • Rowhammer

  • SAML

  • Spectre/Meltdown

  • Spyware

  • SQL injection

  • Starwood data breach

  • Stuxnet

  • Trojan horses

  • UEFI

  • Unatrac phishing attack (2018)

  • WannaCry

  • WEP/WPA cracking

  • Wireless pentest tools in Kali Linux