COMP/IT 424: Security
- Class Schedule: MWF 12:00-12:50 in
- Course Description:
Security systems in Operating Systems, Databases, and Computer
Networks. Analysis of Formal Security Models. Introduction to
Cryptography, specifically Public Key Security.
- Learning Outcomes:
Upon completion of the course, the student will be able to:
- Describe modern security protocols
- Design security protocols
- Assess vulnerabilities of a computer system and corresponding
- Explain impediments to security
- Assess the comparative strengths of cryptographic systems
- Synthesize and articulate ideas clearly and convincingly in oral
and written form
[COMP 151 or IT 221] and [COMP 362 or IT 421]
Charlie Kaufman, Radia Perlman and Mike Speciner
Network Security: Private Communication in a Public World.
Published by Prentice Hall
- 6 Assignments worth 10% each: There will be one homework
assignment roughly every two weeks; the assignments must be submitted
as a PDF file through
assignments cannot be emailed. The due dates of the assignment are as
follows: September 12 and 26; October 10 and 24; November 7, 26. The
assignments will be made available approximately two weeks before
their due date. You are encouraged to work in groups of 2 or 3 (but
not bigger) — you should submit one assignment per group. Each
assignment will consist of 2 theoretical questions, and one
programming problem. The programming problem will consist of a short
Python code to be handed in with the assignment.
- 1 midterm worth 20% — date TBA.
- 1 final exam worth 20% — date TBA.
- How to avoid plagiarism:
As mentioned above, the assignments may be written in groups. Each
group has to work independently of the other groups; verbal
discussions of problems among groups are allowed, but you should not
show written notes or code, and you should not leave such discussions
with written notes.
Students are encouraged but not required to attend the lectures. The
assignments will be posted online. The midterm and the final exam will
be written in class.
- Students with disabilities:
Cal State Channel Islands is committed to equal educational
opportunities for qualified students with disabilities in compliance
with Section 504 of the Federal Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the
Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990. The mission of
Disability Accommodation Services is to assist students with
disabilities to realize their academic and personal potential.
Students with physical, learning, or other disabilities are encouraged
to contact the Disability Accommodation Services office at (805)
437-8510 for personal assistance and accommodations. Please discuss
your arrangements with the instructor as soon as possible.
- Check this web page regularly for announcements.
Assignments, Midterm and Exam: