18-730G: Introduction to Computer Security

Units: 12

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.

3 hrs. lec.

Prerequisites: 15-211 and senior or graduate standing.

18730 G is for Greece students only.

Last modified on 2008-01-28

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