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Network Security

The course covers principles of computer systems and network security. We will discuss various attack techniques and how to defend against them. Topics include network attacks and defenses, operating system holes, web security, e-mail, botnet, malware, social engineering attacks, privacy, and digital rights management. Course projects will focus on building reliable code and understanding attacks. The course is intended for senior undergraduates and first year graduate students.

Prerequisites: 

The course requires an understanding of operating systems, networking protocols.

Grading Policy: 

Final placement in the class will be determined by the following formula:

0.15 M + 0.5 F + 0.25 P + 0.1 S + 0.1 R

  • M is midteram
  • F is final exam
  • P is your project
  • S is your seminar
  • R is assigned paper for review
Time: 

Saterday and Monday at 9:30 to 11:0.

Term: 
Winter 2013
Grade: 
Graduate