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Spring 2007-2008
* ELE 386 / EGR 386 (STX)  

Cyber Security

Ruby B. Lee

This course surveys the technology underlying secure transactions and safe interactions in a public Internet and wireless world. Topics include cyber security needs such as confidentiality, integrity, availability, access control, authorization, authentication, non-repudiation, trust, privacy and anonymity. Case studies are selected from e-commerce, denial of service attacks, viruses and worms, spam, e-voting, digital rights management, and cyber-terrorism. Related policy, social and economic issues are also discussed.

Sample reading list:
Ross J. Anderson, Security Engineering: A Guide to Building Dependable
Distributed Systems
Ariel D. Rubin, White-Hat Security Arsenal: Tackling the Threats
Mark Stamp, Information Security: Principles and Practice

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 - 15%
Final Exam - 25%
Quizzes - 10%
Term Paper(s) - 30%
Class/Precept Participation - 5%
Problem set(s) - 15%

Prerequisites and Restrictions:
CS109 or equivalent. 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.

Website:  Blackboard

Schedule/Classroom assignment:

Class numberSectionTimeDaysRoomEnrollmentStatus
41197 L01 1:30 pm - 2:50 pm T Th   Friend Center   004   Enrolled:18 Limit:58