CMPS 5443/4883: Computer Security

Summer semester 2008

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 5:00 - 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:

Introduction to Computer Security, by Matt Bishop.

Lecture Notes:

  • CMPS 5443-4883 part 1

  • CMPS 5443-4883 part 2

  • CMPS 5443-4883 part 3

  • CMPS 5443-4883 part 4

  • CMPS 5443-4883 part 5

  • CMPS 5443-4883 part 6

    Agenda:


    Jul 9-         Introduction to computer security - access matrix 1 to 3
    Jul 10- Security Policies - Bell La Padua 4 to 5
            Assignment # 1

     

    Jul 14- Integrity -  Hybrid policies 6 to 7
    Jul 15- Cryptography 8

     

            Assignment # 2

     

    Jul 16- Block ciphers -  DES

     

    Jul 17- Public key - RSA- Key management 8 to 9
            Assignment # 3

     

    Jul 21- Cypher techniques 10
    Jul 22- Authentication - passwords 11
    Jul 23-

    Test # 1

     

    Jul 24- Design Principles - Identity 12 to 13
            Assignment # 4

     

    Jul 28- Access control mechanisms - information flow 14 to 15

     

    Jul 29- Malicious Logic 19
             Assignment # 5

     

    Jul 30- Vulnerability Analysis 20
    Jul 31- User and program security 25 to 26
    Aug 4-

    Test # 2

    Aug 5-

    Finals


    Grading


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


    E-mail address:

    nelson.passos@mwsu.edu

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