- The first class meeting will be held on February 22, 2013.
- Homework assignment 1 is out. It is due before 9:10 am, March 29, 2013.
- Homework assignment 2 is out. It is due before 9:10 am, April 19, 2013.
- We will have the midterm exam on 9:10 am, May 3, 2013.
- Homework assignment 3 is out. It is due before 9:10 am, May 10, 2013.
- Solution ideas to homework assignment 1 are posted.
- Solution ideas to homework assignment 2 are posted.
- The slides for the lectures on May 10, 2013 are available here.
- Guidelines for the final project presentation:
- Two-person team
- Topics related to cloud security
- Materials can be from IEEE/ACM journals, magazines, or conference papers
This is an upperclass-undergraduate course on information security, with a special emphasis on those aspects that will play an indispensable role in cloud computing. This course consists of a series of [guest] lectures and an in-depth term project. Students are expected to pick up the fundamental knowledge of cryptography and network security, as well as to apply it and solve practical problems arising in cloud-computing security.
- Office hours: Monday 1:00 to 3:00 pm in MD 522
There are no formal prerequisites for this course other than an undergraduate-level course on Introduction to Computer Science. However, students without appropriate mathematical backgrounds shall expect extra work to make up the deficit.
- Homework assignments [40%]
- Midterm exam [30%] (5/3)
- Term project report [30%]
- William Stallings, Cryptography and Network Security: Principles and Practice, 5th ed. Prentice Hall, Upper Saddle River, NJ, USA. January, 2010.
- Jonathan Katz and Yehuda Lindell, Introduction to Modern Cryptography: Principles and Protocols, Chapman & Hall, London, UK. August, 2007.