UNIVERSITY OF MASSACHUSETTS LOWELL

 

DEPARTMENT OF COMPUTER SCIENCE

 

COMP 4600-202 -- Selected Topics: Introduction to Computer Security

 

Spring 2016

 

Instructor:

Dr. Xinwen Fu

Office

203 Olson Hall

Phone

(978) 934-3623

E-Mail

xinwenfu@cs.uml.edu         

Homepage

http://www.cs.uml.edu/~xinwenfu

Office Hours:

Tu. 3:30PM ~ 4:45PM

 

Course Name:

COMP 4600-202 -- Selected Topics: Introduction to Computer Security

Credits:

3.00

Duration:

Jan 19, 2016-May 7, 2016

Time:

TuTh 2:00PM - 3:15PM

Location:

Olsen Hall 408 - NC

 

TA:

TBD

Email:

TBD

 

COURSE DESCRIPTION

This class introduces students to computer security. The class will cover topics including overview of computer wecurity, access control matrix, foundational results, security policies, confidentiality policies, integrity policies, hybrid policies, basic cryptography, key management, cipher techniques, authentication, design principles, representing identity, access control mechanisms, information flow, confinement problem, introduction to assurance, evaluating systems, malicious logic, vulnerability analysis, auditing, intrusion detection, network security, system security, user security, program security, lattices, the extended euclidean algorithm, virtual machines.

 

COURSE PREREQUISITES

 

DESCRIPTION OF INSTRUCTIONAL METHODS

 

 

COURSE REQUIREMENTS

1. Matt Bishop, Introduction to Computer Security, Addison-Wesley Professional, 2005, ISBN-10: 0321247442

 

Class Attendance Policy

Students should attend the class in the classroom.

 

Cheating and Plagiarism Policy

All forms of academic dishonesty will result in an F for the course and notification of the Academic Dishonesty Committee.  Academic dishonesty includes (but is not limited to) plagiarism, copying answers or work done by another student (either on an exam or assignment), allowing another student to copy from you, and using unauthorized materials during an exam.

 

Make-up Exams

 COURSE GOALS

 

 EVALUATION PROCEDURES

 Components of Course Grade:

Attendance

10%

Assignments (5~10)

20%

Midterm Exam

30%

Final Exam

30%

Term Project

10%

 

Grade Scale: A+(4.0), A(4.0), A-(3.7), B+(3.3), B(3.0), B-(2.7), C+(2.3), C(2.0), and F (0.0)

A

90 ~ 100

A-

85 ~ 89.9

B+

80 ~ 84.9

B

75 ~ 80

B-

70 ~ 74.9

C+

65 ~ 69.9

C

60 ~ 64.9

D

50 ~ 59.9

F

below 50

 

Homework Assignments

 

Exams

 

Projects

 

UNIVERSITY DEADLINES: 2015 Fall Academic Calendar

 

EARLY ALERT STATEMENT

Academic Success Support

As your professor, I am personally committed to supporting YOUR academic success in this course.  For that reason, if you demonstrate any academic performance or behavioral problems which may impede your success, I will personally discuss and attempt to resolve the issue with you.  If the situation persists, I will forward my concern to the Student Development Office and your academic advisor to seek their support and assistance in the matter.  My goal is to make your learning experience in this course as meaningful and successful as possible.

 

Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Statement

The University is committed to serving all students with disabilities as defined by the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990. A qualified person with a disability means: an individual with a disability who, with or without reasonable modifications to rules, policies, or practices, the removal of architectural, communication or transportation barriers, or the provision of auxiliary aids and services, meets the essential eligibility requirements for the receipt of services or the participation in programs or activities provided by a public entity.

 

Questions concerning services for people with learning and physical disabilities should be directed to

Jody Goldstein, MSSW

Student Disability Services

One University Avenue

Cumnock Hall C6

Lowell, MA 01854

978-934-4574

E-mail: Disability@uml.edu

http://www.uml.edu/STUDENT-SERVICES/disability/default.html

 

TENTATIVE CLASS SCHEDULE

The schedule may be adjusted based on the actual progress in the semester.

 

 

Introduction to Computer Security 
Week Textbook Chapter Knowledge Assignment Description
Week 1 Introduction to Computer Security  Chapter 1.1 Confidentiality, Integrity, Availability, Access, Authentication, Authorization, Non-Repudiation, Privacy Writing Assignment Students will be able to describe different types of attacks and their characteristics
Chapter 1.2 Threats and Adversaries
Chapter 1.3 Security Mechanisms (e.g., Identification/Authentication, Audit)
Chapter 1.4 Trust relationships
Chapter 1.5 Mission Assurance
Chapter 1.6.2 Basic Risk Assessment
Chapter 1.6.3 Legal Issues
Chapter 1.7.2