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COMPSCI 460: Introduction to Computer and Network Security

Next Offered: 

2017-09-05

This course provides an introduction to the principles and practice of computer and network security with a focus on both fundamentals and practical information. The three key topics of this course are cryptography, privacy, and network security. Subtopics include ciphers, key exchange, security services (integrity, availability, confidentiality, etc.), network and web based security attacks, anonymous communications, vulnerabilities, and countermeasures. Students will complete several lab assignments. Grades will be determined by class participation, lab work, homework, quizzes, and exams. Prerequisites include COMPSCI 377 and a familiarity with Unix. 3 credits.

https://people.cs.umass.edu/~amir/courses/CMPSCI460-FALL16

Taught simultaneously with CS597N.

Location: 

Amherst