CMPS 5363-301/4663-301: Network Security

Summer semester 2015

Instructor: Dr. Nelson L. Passos
Office: Bolin Science Hall 126B
Office phone: 397-4129
E-mail: nelson.passos@mwsu.edu
Office Hours: MTWF  1:00 - 2:30 pm
Class Hours: MTWR  2:30 - BO 127

Course Description:

Study of techniques used to protect data communications. Includes an introduction to common system security flaws and related terminology. It also includes detailed aspects of cryptography and ethical problems related to computer security.

Text book:

Network Security Essentials, by William Stallings, 5th ed.

Lecture Notes:

  • CMPS 5363-4663 part 1

  • CMPS 5363-4663 part 2  

  • CMPS 5363-4663 part 3

    Agenda:

     

    Jun 1-

    Discussion on ethics

     

    Jun 2-

    Review of network concepts

     

     

    Assignment # 1

     

    Jun 3 -

    Introduction to security risks

     

    Jun 4-

    Introduction to security 

           

    Assignment # 2

     

     

    Programming Project

     

     

    Jun 8-

    Classical Encryption

     

     

    Jun 9-

    Block Cyphers

     

     

     

    Assignment # 3

     

    Jun 10-

    Block Cyphers - DES 

     

    Jun 11-

    Test # 1

     

     

    Jun 15-

    Advanced Encryption Standard (AES)

     

     

    Jun 16-

    Prime Numbers

     

     

     

    Assignment # 4

     

     

    Jun 17-

    Message Authentication/ Digital Signatures

     

     

    Jun 18-

    Public Key Cryptography

     

     

     

    Assignment # 5

     

     

    Jun 22-

    Key Distribution - Certificates

     

     

    Jun 23-

    Cloud Security

     

     

    Jun 24-

    Transport Layer Security

     

     

    Jun 25-

    Wireless security

     

     

    Jun 29-

    E- mail

     

    Jun 30-

    IP security

     

    Jul 1-

    Test # 2 

     

    Jul 2-

    Finals

     


    Grading



    Tests: 25 % (each)
    Project: 25 %
    Assignments: 20 %
    Class Participation: 5 %


    E-mail address:

    nelson.passos@mwsu.edu

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