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 CSE 484: Computer Security (Winter 2008)
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Who Office Hours
Tadayoshi Kohno, Instructor
Mon 10:30-11:20am
None on 1/16
Alexei Czeskis, TA
Tue 4:30-5:30pm, CSE 345
Karl Koscher, TA
Thu 9:30-10:30am, CSE 345

Prerequisites: CSE 326 and CSE 378. CSE 303 is highly recommended.
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 textbooks: Security in Computing, Fourth Edition, Pfleeger and Pfleeger, ISBN 0-13-239077-9. (Primary text.)
Network Security, Second Edition, Kaufman, Perlman, and Speciner, ISBN 0-13-046019-2. (Secondary text.)
Supplementary textbooks: 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.
Information Security, Stamp, ISBN 978-0-471-73848-0.
Foundations of Security, Daswani, Kern, and Kesavan, ISBN 1-59059-784-2.
Writing Security Tools and Exploits, Foster and Liu, ISBN 1-59749-997-8

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