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Fall 2012-2013
* COS 432   Graded A-F, P/D/F, Audit

Information Security

Edward W. Felten
Joshua A. Hug

Security issues in computing, communications, and electronic commerce. Goals and vulnerabilities; legal and ethical issues; basic cryptology; private and authenticated communication; electronic commerce; software security; viruses and other malicious code; operating system protection; trusted systems design; network security; firewalls; policy, administration and procedures; auditing; physical security; disaster recovery; reliability; content protection; privacy.

Sample reading list:
See instructor for complete list

Reading/Writing assignments:
There will be periodic assignments. Some assignments will involve programming, some will involve design of security procedures and protocols, and some will involve critiquing designs and protocols.

Mid Term Exam - 15%
Final Exam - 15%
Programming Assignments - 25%
Problem set(s) - 35%
Other (See Instructor) - 10%

Other Requirements:
Not Open to First Year Undergraduates.

Prerequisites and Restrictions:
COS 217 and COS 226..

Other information:
This course is offered every other year.


Schedule/Classroom assignment:

Class numberSectionTimeDaysRoomEnrollmentStatus
22617 L01 11:00:00 am - 12:20:00 pm M W   Computer Science Building   104   Enrolled:118 Limit:180