CSE 127: Computer Security: Syllabus


Date Topic and reading
Thu, Sep. 25 Introduction
Reading:
Tue, Sep. 30 No class—Rosh Hashana
Thu, Oct. 2 Buffer Overflows and Memory Safety
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Tue, Oct. 7 Sandboxing and Legacy Software
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Thu, Oct. 9 No class—Yom Kippur
Tue, Oct. 14 Writing Secure Code
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Thu, Oct. 16 The TCP/IP Protocol Suite
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Tue, Oct. 21 Firewalls and NATs
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Thu, Oct 23 Intrusion Detection and Denial of Service
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Tue, Oct. 28 (Midterm exam)
Thu, Oct. 30 Web Server Language Security
Tue, Nov. 4 Web Server Security
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Thu, Nov. 6 SSH, SSL, and IPsec
Guest lecturer: Eric Rescorla
Slides: PDF
Reading: none
Tue, Nov. 11 No class—Veterans’ Day
Thu, Nov. 13 Browser Security
Guest lecturer: Collin Jackson
Slides: PDF
Reading: none
Tue, Nov. 18 Worms and Botnets
Guest lecturer: Stefan Savage
Reading:
Thu, Nov. 20 Spam and Phishing
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Tue, Nov. 25 Authentication
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Thu, Nov. 27 No class—Thanksgiving
Tue, Dec. 2 Access Control, Covert Channels, the Common Criteria, and Secure Operating Systems
Reading (skim):
Thu, Dec. 4 New and Advanced Topics; and Wrapping Up
Reading:
Mon, Dec. 8
3:00–6:00 PM
(Final Exam)

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