CSC/ECE 574 Computer and Network Security

Class Schedule

Notes:

  • This is a tentative schedule, and will be updated. Check frequently.
  • All chapters/sections in reading assignments refer to those in the textbook.
Date Topics Reading Assignments
Handouts (pdf)
08/19/09
Topic 1. Introduction and Basic Security Concepts
Chapter 1

3 per page
6 per page

08/24/09
Topic 2. Basic Cryptography
Chapter 2 3 per page
6 per page
08/26/09

Topic 2 (Cont'd)
Topic 3.1 Secret Key Cryptography -- Algorithms

Chapter 3.1 - 3.3, 3.5

DES Calculator

3 per page
6 per page

08/31/09
Topic 3.1 (Cont'd)
  AES Calculator
09/02/09
Topic 3.1 (Cont'd)
Chapter 4.1 - 4.3  
09/07/09 No class (Labor day)    
09/09/09
Topic 3.2-4 Secret Key Cryptography -- Modes of Operations, Triple DES, MAC
Chapter 4.4 3 per page
6 per page
09/14/09

Topic 3.2-4 (Cont'd)
Topic 4. Message Digest

Chapter 5.1 - 5.2, 5.5 3 per page
6 per page
09/16/09
Topic 4 (Cont'd)
Chapter 5.6 - 5.7  
09/21/09

Guest Lecture by Dr. Yu

Topic 4 (Cont'd)
Topic 5.1 Basic Number Theory -- Foundation of Public Key Cryptography

Chapter 6.1 - 6.2, 7.1 - 7.4 3 per page
6 per page
09/23/09

Guest Lecture by Dr. Yu

Topic 5.1 (Cont'd)

Chapter 7.6 - 7.8  
09/28/09
Topic 5.2 Public Key Cryptography

Chapter 6.3 - 6.4

3 per page
6 per page

Quiz #1 ref solution

09/30/09

Guest Lecture by Dr. Yu

Topic 5.2 (Cont'd)

Chapter 6.5 - 6.6 Quiz #2 ref solution
10/05/09
Mid-term Review
  Quiz #3 ref solution
10/07/09
Mid-term Exam (Topics 1-5)

Grade Distribution:
90--100: 13;
80--89: 22;
70--79: 15;
60--69: 6;
below 60: 5.
Median: Highest: 100; Median: 82; Lowest: 45.

 
10/12/09

Topic 5.2 (Cont'd)

   
10/14/09
Review of mid-term exam
Topic 6.1 User Authentication
Chapters 9, 10 & 12 3 per page
6 per page
10/19/09
Topic 6.1 (Cont'd)
   
10/21/09
Topic 6.2 Design and Analysis of Authentication Protocols
Chapter 11.1-11.3 3 per page
6 per page
10/26/09

Topic 6.2 (Cont'd)

Chapters 11.4-11.8  
10/28/09

Topic 7.1 Kerberos

Chapters13 & 14 3 per page
6 per page
11/02/09
Topic 7.1 (Cont'd)
Topic 7.2 PKI
Chapter 15 3 per page
6 per page
11/04/09
Topic 7.2 (Cont'd)
Topic 8.1 IPsec: AH and ESP
Chapters 16 and 17 3 per page
6 per page
11/09/09

Guest Lecture: Mr. Sammie Carter

Topic 8.1 (Cont'd)

 

   
11/11/09

Guest Lecture: Mr. Sammie Carter

Topic 8.1 (Con't)

Chapter 18 3 per page
6 per page
11/16/09

Topic 8.2 IPsec: IKE

  3 per page
6 per page
11/18/09
Topic 8.2 (Cont'd)

 

 
11/23/09
Topic 8.3 SSL/TLS

Chapter 19

 
11/25/09
No Class (Thanksgiving)
   
11/30/09
Topic 8.3 (Cont'd)
Topic 8.4 Firewalls and IDS

Chapter 23
IDS

3 per page
6 per page

Quiz #4 ref solution

12/02/09
Topic 8.4 (Cont'd)
Final Review
  Quiz #5 ref solution
12/09/09
Final Exam (1pm -- 4pm)
   
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