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 CSE 484 / CSE M 584: Computer Security (Winter 2011)
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Who Office Hours
Tadayoshi Kohno, Instructor
Mondays 3:30-4:20pm
(Starting Jan 10)
Alexei Czeskis, TA

Tamara Denning, TA

Karl Koscher, TA

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Mondays 4:30 - 5:30 PM, CSE 220
Fridays 1:30 - 2:20 PM, CSE 220

Class Location and Time: MWF 2:30-3:20 EEB 037
Section Location and Time: Th 1:30-2:20 SAV 168
Th 2:30-3:20 SAV 168

Prerequisites (CSE 484): (CSE 326 or CSE 332) and (CSE 351 or CSE 378).
You should have maturity in both the mathematics of computer science and in the engineering of computer systems. This means that you should: have a good understanding of data structures and algorithms; be comfortable writing programs from scratch in C and Java; be comfortable writing and debugging assembly code; and be comfortable in a command-line Unix development environment (gdb, gcc, etc). You should also have a good understanding of computer architecture, operating systems, and computer networks. Most importantly, you should be eager to challenge yourself and learn more!

Required textbook: Foundations of Security, Daswani, Kern, and Kesavan, ISBN 1-59059-784-2.
Cryptography Engineering, Ferguson, Schneier, and Kohno, ISBN 978-0470474242.
Further reading: Handbook of Applied Cryptography, Menezes, van Oorschot, and Vanstone. Available online.
Security Engineering, Anderson. Available online.
Principles of Computer System Design, Chapter 11, Kaashoek and Saltzer. Available online only. This book has not yet been published, so do not redistribute.
Security in Computing, Fourth Edition, Pfleeger and Pfleeger, ISBN 0-13-239077-9.
Network Security, Second Edition, Kaufman, Perlman, and Speciner, ISBN 0-13-046019-2.
Information Security, Stamp, ISBN 978-0-471-73848-0.
Writing Security Tools and Exploits, Foster and Liu, ISBN 1-59749-997-8
No Tech Hacking: A Guide to Social Engineering, Dumpster Diving, and Shoulder Surfing, Long, ISBN 1597492159

Acknowledgements: We thank Intel for donating hardware used in this course.

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