ECEN 5013/CSCI 7000-10: Advanced Computer and Networked System Security

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8/25: Syllabus updated with tentative schedule.
3/13: Preliminary class website posted

Introduction

This course provides a research survey of computer and network security from a systems research perspective. The course covers both classic papers about security, as well as recent research results. The course will be focused on systems – to measure, protect, or attack. While an understanding of basic cryptographic techniques is useful, we will not be covering the theory and math behind them. We will examine a wide variety of systems, from embedded systems, wireless/cellular systems, web services, cloud computing, etc. The course will prepare students to publish in conferences such as USENIX Security, NDSS, and others. The course will include a semester-long, open-ended security research project.

Information

Lecture time: Mon., Fri., 3-4:15, ECEE 1B32

Textbooks

There are no required textbooks for the course. You will be expected to read 2-3 papers a week.

Grading

Grading will be based on class participation, (maybe) programming assignments, reading responses, and the project.

Prerequisites

One or more systems class such as CSCI 2400 (Computer Systems), CSCI 3753 (Operating Systems), CSCI 4273 (Network Systems), or equivalent, or permission of the instructor.

Piazza

We will be using Piazza for discussions. Class Site.

Instructor

NameEmailOfficeTelephoneHours
Eric Keller By appointment


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