UNIVERSITY OF MASSACHUSETTS LOWELL

DEPARTMENT OF COMPUTER SCIENCE

 

91.661.201 ADVANCED TOPICS IN NETWORK SECURITY
with focus on IoT Security and Privacy

Fall 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:

M 2:00PM ~ 3:30PM or by appointment

 

Course Name:

91.661.201 Advanced Topics in Network Security

Credits:

3.00

Duration:

09/01/2016 - 12/09/2016

Time:

Mo 5:30PM-8:15PM

Location:

Olsen Hall 104

Grader:

Yuan, Yufeng <Yufeng_Yuan@student.uml.edu>

 

 

COURSE DESCRIPTION

Applied computer security topics such as computer and network forensics, virtual private networks, denial of service, viruses and worms, intrusion detection systems, smart cards, biometrics, programming language security, web security and privacy, e-commerce; case studies of deployed systems; policy and legal considerations.

 

Note: In Fall 2016, the class will focus on IoT security and privacy and will not necessarily follow the course description.

 

COURSE PREREQUISITES:

1.     Prerequisite courses: 91.561.201 Computer & Network Security I or equivalent or permitted by the instructor.

2.      Linux and Windows

3.      Knowledge of networks

4.      Creative thoughts

 

DESCRIPTION OF INSTRUCTIONAL METHODS:

 

COURSE REQUIREMENTS

No textbook .

 

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:

Assignments (5~10)

20%

Midterm Exam

50%

Final Project

30%

 

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+

95 ~ 100

90 ~ 94.9

A -

85 ~ 89.9

B +

80 ~ 85.9

B

75 ~ 79.9

B-

70 ~ 74.9

C+

65 ~ 69.9

 

C

60 ~ 64.9

C-

55 ~ 59.9

D

50 ~ 54.9

F

below 50

 

Homework Assignments

Exams

Projects

 

TENTATIVE CLASS SCHEDULE

 

Part 1. IoT Security and Privacy

Part 2. Cyber attack and defense