CSE 227: Computer Security

Instructor: Kirill Levchenko
Office hours: Tuesdays, 2-3, CSE/EBU3b 3234
Resources: syllabus, grades, and Piazza.


This course covers computer and network security, exploring a range of topics to illustrate some of the modern research challenges in the area and the standards for advancement. It is not designed to be a tutorial course, but rather to give the student the context to understand current security research and evaluate interest in the field. The course will examine both the defensive and offensive side of the field. At the conclusion of the course, the student will have the foundation to conduct research in computer security and to apply the latest security research to a particular area of practice.

Students will be evaluated on the readings covered in class via in-class quizzes and in-class discussion participation, and on their ability to conduct research via research project carried out in groups of 4-5 students.

Important Dates

  • Jan 15: Form project groups.
  • Jan 29 (8 am): Submit project proposal (1 page max).
  • Mar 17 (8 am): Preset project (15 mins).
  • Mar 19 (8 pm): Submit project report (6 pages max).

Project Reports