CS 6973, Principles of Information Security (Graduates, Fall 2004)

 

What's New (last updated 10/21)?

Instructor

Shouhuai Xu

Office

Science Building 4.01.46

Office hour

Wednesday and Friday, 2:30-3:30 PM

When & Where

Tuesday and Thursday, 5:30 -- 6:45 PM; HSS 3.02.24

Course objectives

Grading policy

How the Project Works?

Textbook

Some Nice Books

Some Other Useful Stuff

 

Course schedule (tentative, subject to change)

 
Week
Date
Lecture

1

   
 

Aug. 26

Survey
2 Aug. 31

Basic Tools: Symmetric Key Encryption

 

Sept. 2

Basic Tools: Message Authentication + Hash Functions

3

Sept. 7 Basic Tools: Public Key Encryption
  Sept. 9 Basic Tools: Digital Signatures

4

Sept. 14

Design Principles I

  Sept. 16

Design Principles II: OM-AM

5

Sept. 21

Selected Topics: Secure Knowledge Management

  Sept. 23

No Class (Take Home Exam I)

Write a no-more-than-500-word technical review on this paper

6

Sept. 28

Models: Access Control I

(Take Home Exam I Due)

  Sept. 30 Models: Access Control II

7

Oct. 5

Models: Access Control III

  Oct. 7

Project Proposal Due + Project Proposal Presentation

8

Oct. 12

Architectures: Kerberos

  Oct. 14

Architectures: PKI

9

Oct. 19

Architectures: SSL

  Oct. 21

Selected Topics: Secret Handshake

10

Oct. 26

No Class (Take Home Exam II)

Write a no-more-than-500-word technical review on this paper.  You should work independently and certify this by signing that "I hereby certify that I worked on this review independently".

  Oct. 28

No Class (Take Home Exam III)

Write a no-more-than-500-word technical review on this paper.  You should work independently and certify this by signing that "I hereby certify that I worked on this review independently".

11

Nov. 2

Architectures: IPSEC

(Take Home Exam II + III Due)

  Nov. 2 Selected Topics: Why Internet Isn't Secure?

12

Nov. 9

Selected Topics: Computer Security in the Real-World

  Nov. 11

Selected Topics: Electronic Voting

13

Nov. 16

Selected Topics: Intrusion Detection

  Nov. 18

Selected Topics: Securing Wireless Networks I

14

Nov. 23

Selected Topics: Securing Wireless Networks II

  Nov. 25

No Class (thanksgiving)

15

Nov. 30

Selected Topics: Measuring Adversaries

  Dec. 2

Selected Topics: Grand Challenges

16

Dec. 7

 No Class (student study day)

 

Dec. 9

No Class 

17

Dec. 14 (5:00-7:45PM)

Project Final Report Due + Project Final Report Presentation

Acknowledgements

The contents of this course have, in one way or another, adopted materials of Dr. Matt Bishop (UC Davis), Dr. Jean-Pierre Hubaux (EPFL, Switzerland), Dr. Stephen Kent (BBN), Dr. Butler Lampson (Microsoft Research), Dr. Vern Paxson (UC  Berkeley and ICSI), Dr. Ron Rivest (MIT), Dr. Ravi Sandhu (GMU), Dr. David Wagner (UC Berkeley). Many thanks to all!