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Spring 2010-2011
ELE 386 / EGR 386 (STX)   Graded A-F, P/D/F, Audit

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 Bldg. Dependable Sec. Syst
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 and a few problem sets.

Mid Term Exam - 20%
Final Exam - 30%
Term Paper(s) - 25%
Problem set(s) - 20%
Other (See Instructor) - 5%

Other Requirements:
Not Open to Freshmen.

Prerequisites and Restrictions:
No prior security knowledge required. COS109/EGR109 or equivalent..

Other information:
Class is suitable for ELE/COS students, as well as motivated non-engineering students.


Schedule/Classroom assignment:

Class numberSectionTimeDaysRoomEnrollmentStatus
41196 L01 01:30:00 pm - 02:50:00 pm T Th   Friend Center   008   Enrolled:27 Limit:58