CMSC414: Computer and Network Security

Spring 2015


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People, places, times

Class time & place Tu/Th 2:00-3:15, CSIC 2117
Instructor Dave Levin
  • Office hours: Wednesday 3:00-4:30pm
  • 4131 A.V. Williams
Teaching assistants Frank Cangialosi
  • Office hours: Monday 2:00-4:30pm

Yi Qian
  • Office hours: Wednesday 1:30-3:00pm

Chengxi Ye
  • Office hours: Friday 9:30-12:00pm

TA office hours are held in 4103 AVW

Course info

Official course description An introduction to the topic of security in the context of computer systems and networks. Identify, analyze, and solve network-related security problems in computer systems. Fundamentals of number theory, authentication, and encryption technologies, as well as the practical problems that have to be solved in order to make those technologies workable in a networked environment, particularly in the wide-area Internet environment.
Textbooks There are no required texts. See the resources page for recommendations, and the schedule for papers and handouts.
Final exam time Monday, May 18, 10:30am-12:30pm (CSI 2117, the normal class location)