I430, CSCI-B 430 Security For Networked Systems
(Spring 2018)


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Course Information

Lectures 1:25–2:15pm, Mon/Wed
Woodburn Hall 120
Labs Thu: 1–2:15pm, 2:30–3:45pm, 4–5:15pm, 5:45–7pm
Luddy Hall 3115
Instructor Apu Kapadia
Email alias: kapadia
Office: Luddy Hall 3028
Office Hours: Mon 12–12:45pm, briefly after class, or by appointment
Associate Instructors (AI) TBD
Email aliass: TBD
Office Hours: During lab hours (in the lab), or by appointment
Textbooks
  1. SB (Required): Computer Security: Principles and Practice (4th Edition), by William Stallings and Lawrie Brown.
  2. Optional readings (if you want to prepare for the CISSP exam in the future): CISSP (ISC)2 Certified Information Systems Security Professional Official Study Guide, 7th Edition, by James Michael Stewart, Mike Chapple, Darril Gibson.
Prerequisites Required
INFO-I 230, I 231 and (I 211 or CSCI-C 212)

Some programming background is necessary. A specific language is not required, but it is assumed you can pick up new languages where needed for this course.

This course also assumes you are savvy with the Linux command line, or have the willingness to put in the extra effort needed to become proficient.

Course Description

From the course catalog: This course is an extensive survey of network security. The course materials cover threats to information confidentiality, integrity, and availability in different Internet layers, and defense mechanisms that control these threats. The course also provides a necessary foundation on network security, such as cryptographic, primitives/protocols, authentication, authorization and access control technologies; and hands-on experiences through programming assignments and course projects.