Fundamentals of network security. Network security architecture, user and attacker perspective. Practical applications and security standards. Protocol design principles and their impact on computer and network security. Authentication systems. Email security. Firewalls and intrusion detection. Security for wireless systems.
Cybersecurity has become a national priority because it is critical to a broad array of societal concerns, including personal privacy, financial accountability and national security. Security problems represent at enormous challenge to the safety and functionality of modern networked computing systems. Many career paths open to computer science and engineering graduates require them to have a good understanding of cybersecurity challenges arising in the context of networking. This course is part of a set of three new courses and one revised course in cybersecurity. This course focuses on more advanced security issues in the context of networking.
CS 5560/ECE 5560
Percentage of Course
|1. Fundamental Concepts * Network security architecture, basic security concepts, cryptographic techniques, networking concepts and attacks||20%|
|* Overview of authentication systems, authentication of people||10%|
|* Security handshake principles and common pitfalls||10%|
|2. Security standards * Key Management Fundamentals||5%|
|* Network Authentication Protocol||10%|
|* Public Key Infrastructure||5%|
|* Real-time communication security||5%|
|* Network Security Protocols||15%|
|3. Other network security topics * Email Security||5%|
|* Firewalls, Intrusion detection||5%|
|* Wireless security||10%|