Instructor: Suman Jana
Office: Mudd 412
Office hours: Wednesday (2:30-3:30pm) DSI 412
TA Office hours: Samanway (Wednesday 10am-12pm), Ben (Monday 3-5 pm)
Classroom: CSB 451
Class hours: Monday and Wednesday (1:10-2:25 pm)
This class will teach you different fundamental aspects of computer security including basics of cryptography, network security, host security, software and hardware security. The goal of this class is to explore different security problems that affect real-world systems and different techniques that can prevent/mitigate such issues.
Note:There will be no assigned textbook for the class and you are expected to read the assigned articles/papers/slides carefully.
Late policy: You have 2 late days in total that you can use on your 2 homework assignments as you please.
COMS W3157 Advanced programming. In general, you should be generally comfortable to deal with complex large source code (> 1000 lines of C/C++ code) and have basic knowledge of testing/debugging tools like gdb, gcov, etc.
- Programming assignments (2) - 40%
- Midterm - 30%
- Final (non-cumulative) - 30%
|Date||Topics||Lecture slides & Reading|
|Sep 7||Introduction & Threat models||intro.pptx, intro.pdf|
|Sep 12||Crypto I - basics, ciphers||crypto.ppt, crypto.pdf, optional reading: Network Security: Private Communication in a Public World 2nd ed. by Kaufman et al. (Chapters 5.1-2, 5.6-7, 2.1-6, 4.2, and 6.1-6)|
|Sep 14||Crypto II - public key, hash functions|
|Sep 19||Crypto (cntd.)|
|Sep 21||Crypto (cntd.)|
|Sep 26||Crypto (cntd.)|
|Sept 28||Crypto (cntd.)|
|Oct 3||Network Security: SSL/TLS, HTTPS||ssl.ppt, ssl.pdf|
|Oct 5||Network Security: SSL/TLS, HTTPS (cntd.)|
|Oct 10||Midterm review+Network Security: SSL/TLS, HTTPS (cntd.)|
|Oct 17||Web Security||web_sec.pptx, web_sec.pdf|
|Oct 19||Web Security (cntd.)|