CMPS 5443-301/4883-301: Network Security

Summer semester 2011

Instructor: Dr. Nelson L. Passos
Office: Bolin Science Hall 126B
Office phone: 397-4129
E-mail: nelson.passos@mwsu.edu
Office Hours: MTWF  9:00 - 11:00 am
Class Hours: MTWR 2:30 - BO 320

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:

Cryptography and Network Security, by William Stallings, 5th ed.

Lecture Notes:

  • CMPS 5443-4883 part 1

  • CMPS 5443-4883 part 2  

  • CMPS 5443-4883 part 3

  • CMPS 5443-4883 part 4  

    Agenda:

     

    May 31-        

    Discussion on ethics

     

    Jun 1-

    Review of network concepts

     

           

    Assignment # 1

     

    Jun 2-

    Introduction to security

     

    Jun 3-

    Introduction to security

     

    Jun 6 -

    Introduction to security - Techniques

     

           

    Assignment # 2

     

     

    Programming Project

     

     

    Jun 7-

    Classical Encryption

     

     

    Jun 8-

    Block Cyphers

     

     

     

    Assignment # 3

     

     

    Jun 9-

    Block Cyphers

     

     

    Jun 13-

    Test # 1

     

     

    Jun 14-

    Finite Fields/Modular Arithmetic

     

     

    Jun 15-

    Polynomial Arithmetic

     

     

     

    Assignment # 4

     

     

    Jun 16-

    Advanced Encryption Standard (AES)

     

     

    Jun 20-

    Pseudo Random Number Generation

     

     

     

    Assignment # 5

     

     

    Jun 21-

    Stream Cyphers

     

     

    Jun 22-

    Prime Numbers

     

     

    Jun 23-

    Public Key Cryptography

     

     

    Jun 27-

    Hash Functions

     

     

    Jun 28-

    Message Authentication/ Digital Signatures

     

    Jun 29-

    Test # 2

     

     

    Jun 30-

    Finals

     


    Grading



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


    E-mail address:

    nelson.passos@mwsu.edu

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