I520, CSCI-B 649 Security For Networked Systems
(Spring 2015)

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Course Information

Lectures 9:30–10:45am, Tue/Thu
Informatics East 130
Instructor Apu Kapadia
Email alias: kapadia
Office: Lindley Hall 330B
Phone: 812-856-1465
Office Hours: Mon 1:15–2pm, or by appointment
Associate Instructors (AI) Chinmay Deshpande (Labs)
Email alias: cadeshpa
Office: INFO East 009
Office Hours: Tue/Thu 11am–1pm, or by appointment

Shruthi Katapally, Pranay Sogani (Graders)
Email alias: shrukata, psogani
Office Hours: By appointment only

  1. SB (Required): Computer Security: Principles and Practice (3rd Edition), by William Stallings and Lawrie Brown
  2. Other assigned readings
Prerequisites Required
Some programming background is necessary. A specific language is not required, but it is assumed you can pick up new languages where needed for this course. One of the labs will be related to buffer overflows in C.

This course also assumes you are savvy with the Linux command line.

Course Description

From the course catalog: This course is an extensive survey of network security. The course materials cover threats to information confidentiality, integrity, and availability in different Internet layers, and defense mechanisms that control these threats. The course also provides a necessary foundation on network security, such as cryptographic, primitives/protocols, authentication, authorization and access control technologies; and hands-on experiences through programming assignments and course projects.

CS vs INFO Graduate Credit?
If you are a CS student, register under course CSCI-B 649. If you are an INFO student, register under INFO-I 520.