CMSC 414 - Computer and Network Security

Fall 2009

Course Outline

This course is an introduction to the broad field of computer, network, and information security. We will cover both computer security (including such topics as security policies, access control, viruses, etc.) and network security (such as protocols for maintaining confidentiality of email or for secure web transactions), along with some relevant background in basic cryptography.

The course will be similar, though not identical, to the version of the course I taught previously.

General Information



Instructor: Jonathan Katz (jkatz AT cs). Office: 3225 A.V. Williams Building. Office hours: Monday 2:30-3:30. Please email me if you plan to come to office hours, as I sometimes step out briefly.
Teaching Assistants: Ashwin Kumar (techforn10 AT Office hours (in TA room, 1112 AV Williams): Friday 10-12.

Syllabus, lecture slides, and readings (updated throughout the semester)