CMPS 5363/4663: Computer Security

Summer semester 2013

Instructor: Dr. Nelson L. Passos
Office: Bolin Science Hall 126B
Office phone: 397-4129
E-mail: nelson.passos@mwsu.edu
Office Hours: MWTR 9:00 - 11:00 am
Class Hours: MWTR 3:00 - BO 320

Course Description: Study of techniques used to protect computer systems. Includes an introduction to common system security flaws, protection laws and related terminology. It also includes detailed aspects of password encryption, malicious code, access control intrusion detection and common threats related to computer security.

Text book:

Computer Security Principles and Practice, 2nd ed., by W. Stallings and L. Brown

Lecture Notes:

  • CMPS 5363-4663 part 1

  • CMPS 5363-4663 part 2

  • CMPS 5363-4663 part 3

  • Buffer overflow

    Agenda:


    Jun 3- 

    Introduction to computer security

    Jun 4-

    Cryptographic Tools - Symmetric Encryption

           

    Assignment #1

     

    Jun 5-

    Message Authentication

    Jun 6-

    User Authentication

           

    Assignment #2

    Jun 10-

    Password Protocol

    Jun 11-

    Access Control

           

    Assignment #3

     

    Jun 12-

    Database Security

    Jun 13-

    Cloud Security

    Jun 17-

    Test #1

    Jun 18-

    Malicious Software

           

    Assignment #4

    Jun 19-

    Malicious Software

    Jun 20-

    Denial of Service Attacks

            

    Assignment #5

     

    Jun 24-

    Intrusion Detection

    Jun 25-

    Firewalls

    Jun 26-

    Buffer Overflow

    Jun 27-

    Operating System Security

    Jul 1-

    Multi-Level Security - Models

    Jul 2-

    Review

    Jul 3-

    Test #2

    Jul 5-

    Finals


    Grading


    Tests:               25 % (each)
    Assignments:         20 %
    Research Project: 25 % (graduate students only)
    Design Project: 25 % (undergrad students only)
    Class Participation:    5 %


    E-mail address:

    nelson.passos@mwsu.edu

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