Introduction to Computer Security


Principles of securing the creation, storage, and transmission of data and ensuring its integrity, confidentiality, and availability. Topics include access control and authentication in distributed systems; cryptography and cryptographic protocols (mainly key exchange protocols); user authentication; software vulnerabilities and software engineering to reduce vulnerabilities; firewalls and related technologies; technologies to support online privacy; and selected advanced topics. Prerequisite: Computer Science 210D or 250D and Computer Science 230.


Prerequisite: (Computer Science 210D or 250D) and Computer Science 230

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Fall and/or Spring