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Spring 2006-2007
* ELE 386 (STX)   No Audit

Cyber Security

Ruby B. Lee

This course describes the technology underlying secure transactions and safe interactions in a public Internet and wireless world. Related policy, economic and social issues are also discussed. Humans interact daily with each other, with information, and with services through cyberspace. We discuss cyber security needs such as confidentiality, data integrity, user authentication, trust, non-repudiation, availability, privacy and anonymity. Topics may include case studies in electronic commerce, e-voting, denial of service attacks, viruses and worms, digital rights management, spam and cyber-terrorism

Sample reading list:
Ross J. Anderson, Security Engineering: A Guide to Building Dep. Dist. Sys
Ariel D. Rubin, White-Hat Security Arsenal: Tackling the Threats
William Stallings, Network Security Essentials: Applications and Standards

Reading/Writing assignments:
Reading of book chapters, lecture notes and papers. The student is expected to do the reading before class and to participate in class discussions. Grading is based on a term paper or term project, exams, quizzes and a few problem sets.

Requirements/Grading:
Mid Term Exam - 10%
Final Exam - 20%
Quizzes - 15%
Term Paper(s) - 30%
Class/Precept Participation - 10%
Problem set(s) - 15%

Prerequisites and Restrictions:
Basic computer literacy. No prior security knowledge required..

Other information:
This class is a survey of cyber security technology, suitable for both technical (computer science and engineering) and non-technical students.

Reserved Seats:
Juniors Only 5
Seniors Only 5

Schedule/Classroom assignment:

Class numberSectionTimeDaysRoomEnrollmentStatus
40348 L01 1:30 pm - 2:50 pm T Th   Friend Center   008   Enrolled:43 Limit:58