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CS 642: Introduction to Information Security (Spring 2006)

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Somesh Jha,
7385 Computer Sciences Building
Office hours for Somesh Jha: Tu: 4:00pm-5:15pm

Mihai Christodorescu,
7372 Computer Sciences Building
Office hours for Mihai Chritodorescu:Th: 1:00pm-2:30pm TBA

Time and place
Tu,Th 2:30-3:45, 1325 Computer Sciences Building

CS 642 is an introduction to Information security. The course covers a broad range of topics.

General Description
Shared resources (such as the Internet) have created a global and open information infrastructure. A global infrastructure has several advantages, such as ease of sharing information. However, shared resources also increase the risk due to malicious behavior. Information security is the area that deals with protection from and detection of malicious activity. This course will follow the general structure given below.

Course notes and papers distributed by instructor and the following required text:

W. Stallings,Cryptography and Network Security: Principles and Practice, Prentice Hall, Fourth edition, 2006.

Following books not required but will be used as reference:

Mathematical maturity and programming experience. Undergraduate students need permission of the instructor.

Participation, assignments, exams, presentations and projects. See course document for details.