Computer & Network Security - Spring 2019

Instructors Michelle Mazurek
Dave Levin
Bobby Bhattacharjee
Time 0101: Tu/Th 9:30am-10:45am
0201: Tu/Th 11:00am-12:15pm
Location 0101: CSIC 2117
0201: CSIC 1115
Office Hours Bobby: Mon 1:30-2:30pm, AVW 4143
Dave: Tue 4-5pm, IRB 5222
Michelle: Fri 10-11am, IRB 5236

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)

Mitchell Kager
Mon 10:50am-11:50am, Tues 12:20pm-1:20pm
Harrison Cook
Mon 1:00pm-2:00pm, Tues 3:20pm-4:20pm
Pete Heppenstall
Thurs 2:00pm-4:00pm
Regina Pogosian
Wed 10:00am-12:00pm
Omer Akgul
Wed 11:00am-1:00pm
Josephine Chow
Wed 2:00pm-3:00pm
Zhiaho Li
Wed 3:00pm-5:00pm
Tommy Hegarty
Fri 9:30am-11:30am
Nick Karsky
Fri 12:00pm-2:00pm
Geng Lin
Fri 1:00pm-3:00pm


50% Projects

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

30% Midterms

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

20% Final Exam

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

 +1% Meet your professor

Chat with an instructor about something not directly class-related.


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

Final Exam

Both sections will have the final exam at the same time: May 16, 4-6 pm, in IRB 0324.

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