CS 161. Computer Security

Catalog Description: Introduction to computer security. Cryptography, including encryption, authentication, hash functions, cryptographic protocols, and applications. Operating system security, access control. Network security, firewalls, viruses, and worms. Software security, defensive programming, and language-based security. Case studies from real-world systems.

Units: 4.0

Prerequisites: 61C (Machine Structures), plus either 70 (Discrete Mathematics) or Mathematics 55.

Formats:
Fall: 3.0 hours of lecture and 1.0 hours of discussion per week
Spring: 3.0 hours of lecture and 1.0 hours of discussion per week
Summer: 6.0 hours of lecture and 2.0 hours of discussion per week

Grading basis: letter

Final exam status: Written final exam conducted during the scheduled final exam period


Class Schedule (Spring 2018):
TuTh 12:30PM - 1:59PM, Dwinelle 155 – Raluca Ada Popa

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