COMPSCI 460 Introduction to Computer and Network Security

This course provides an introduction to the principles and practice of computer and network security with a focus on both fundamentals and practical information. The three key topics of this course are cryptography, privacy, and network security. Subtopics include ciphers, key exchange, security services (integrity, availability, confidentiality, etc.), network and web based security attacks, anonymous communications, vulnerabilities, and countermeasures. Students will complete several lab assignments. Grades will be determined by class participation, lab work, homework, quizzes, and exams. Prerequisites include COMPSCI 377 and a familiarity with Unix. 3 credits.

Location: Amherst

 

Credits: 
3
Date: 
Tuesday, September 5, 2017 to Thursday, December 14, 2017
Class meets on: 
Tuesday
Thursday
Instructor: 
Amir Houmansadr
CompSci
Undergraduate
September, 2018