IS 2935/TEL 2810: Introduction to Computer Security (Fall-04)
Thursdays 6:00 - 8:50PM
Hints on programming added for all 3 parts
(Updated on Dec 6)
Final Dec 16
(Due Sept 10)
(Due Sept 17)
(Due Sept 24)
(Due Oct 1)
(There will be a quiz this week)
(Due Oct 10)
(Due Oct 18)
(Due Nov 11)
(Chapter 3, SPM; Chap 4)
List of Assigned/Optional Papers
This course covers fundamental issues and first principles of security and information assurance. The course will look at the security policies, models and mechanisms related to confidentiality, integrity, authentication, identification, and availability issues related to information and information systems. Other topics covered include basics of cryptography (e.g., digital signatures) and network security (e.g., intrusion detection and prevention), risk management, security assurance and secure design principles, as well as e-commerce security. Issues such as organizational security policy, legal and ethical issues in security, standards and methodologies for security evaluation and certification will also be covered.
Students not sure about the required
background should meet the instructor.
Computer Security: Art and Science by Matt Bishop (ISBN: 0-201-44099-7), Addison-Wesley 2003
Other Reference Material
Security in Computing, 2nd Edition, Charles P. Pfleeger, Prentice Hall
A list of papers will be provided to supplement the book
Systems Design Issues and Information assuranceGrading
If you are having a disability for which you are or may be requesting an accommodation, you are encouraged to contact both your instructor and the Office of Disability Resources and Services (DRS), 216 William Pitt Union (412-648-7890/412-383-7355) as early as possible in the term. DRS will verify your disability and determine reasonable accommodations for this course.