Computer & Network Security - Spring 2018

Instructor Dave Levin
Time Tu/Th 3:30-4:45pm
Location ESJ 2204
Office Hours Th 1:00-2:30pm, AVW 3411

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.

TAs and Office Hours

All TA office hours are held in AVW 4101 & 4103 (space permitting)

Michael Bartner
Mon 12:15pm-1:45pm
Soumya Indela
Mon 2:00pm-3:30pm
Nishant Rodrigues
Tue 10:00am-11:30am
Nirat Saini
Wed 10:00am-11:30am
Omer Akgul
Wed 3:00pm-4:30pm
Ronald Cheng
Thu 11:00am-12:30pm
Tommy Hegarty
Fri 12:15pm-1:45pm


50% Projects

The bulk of the grade will come from four programming projects.

24% Midterms

There will be two in-class midterm exams. (Exam dates)

25% Final Exam

There will be an in-class final. (Exam dates)

  1% Meet your professor

Meet with Dave one-on-one to discuss something unrelated to class.


There are no required texts. See the resources page for recommendations, and the schedule for papers and handouts.

Final Exam

The official campus schedule has us scheduled for Friday, May 18, 10:30am-12:30pm (ESJ 2204, the normal class location).

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