CSEP564 Computer Security (Autumn 2012)


The following is a list of readings for CSEP564. The main course page is here: here.

September 27, 2012

Read the following by October 18. You are not required to read these by the first lecture. There will not be additional assigned readings for October 18; however, we encourage you to start reading these as early as possible. UPDATE 9/28: You are not required to enter a review for these readings into HotCRP; the October 18 deadline is on the "honor system."

Optional readings:

Recommended optional video:

Slides for the first lecture:

October 4, 2012

Theme: Understanding the adversaries

Required readings:

Optional readings:

October 11, 2012

Theme: Understanding the adversaries and security for emerging technologies (that may not have adversaries yet)

Required readings:

Optional readings:

October 18, 2012

Complete the assigned textbook readings from September 27, 2012.

October 25, 2012 and November 1, 2012

NOTE: There may be an additional reading for Nov 1. We will update this note as soon as possible.
UPDATE: No additional reading for Nov 1.

Highly recommended but optional readings:

For the final, I will draw from the lectures and not the text in the book. However, I do encourage you to familiarize yourself with the text since it will complement the lecture. (As an FYI, there will be a homework assignment related to cryptography; the homework questions will be similar to the exercises in the book Cryptography Engineering, but you do not need to actually read that book.)

Slides for the crypto (10/25 and 11/1 -- we'll use the whiteboard to augment; I'll try to send out photos of the whiteboard after class):

November 8, 2012

Topics: Threat Modeling at Microsoft (Mike Grimm guest lecture) and physical security. Slides to be posted soon.

Slides on threat modeling

Slides on physical security

November 15, 2012

Topics: Web security and classic papers.

Required readings:

Optional readings:

Slides on Web security

November 29, 2012

Topics: Web tracking, Botnets, HCI+security

Required readings:

Optional readings:

Guest lecturers

December 6, 2012

Topics: Web and Mobile

Required readings:

Optional readings related to web:

Option classic readings (not related to web and mobile):