Course Information

18-730SV: Introduction to Computer Security

Units:

12

Description:

This course provides a principled introduction to techniques for defending against hostile adversaries in modern computer systems and computer networks. Topics covered in the course include operating system security; network security, including cryptography and cryptographic protocols, firewalls, and network denial-of-service attacks and defenses; user authentication technologies; security for network servers; web security; and security for mobile code technologies, such as Java and Javascript. More advanced topics will additionally be covered as time permits, such as: intrusion detection; techniques to provide privacy in Internet applications; and protecting digital content (music, video, software) from unintended use.

Prerequisites: 15214
Anti-requisites: 18-631 and 18-487

Last Modified: 2018-04-11 4:55PM

Semesters offered:

  • Fall 2018
  • Fall 2016