Email: shao -at- utdallas.edu
Office: ECSS 2.703
Office hours: 3-4 pm Wednesday
|Class time:||4-6:45 pm Friday|
CS 6349 is a graduate-level network security course. We will cover theoretical and practical aspects of network security. Topics include cryptography and its applications, TCP/IP-based vulnerabilities, denial-of-service attacks, protocol issues, worms and botnets, web security, detection and defense mechanisms.
CS 5390 Computer Networks is a pre-requisite.
Textbook and Reading List
The course has no mandatory textbook. The topics will be covered in lectures. The recommended books are:
- Network Security, Private Communication in a Public World by Kaufman, Perlman, Speciner, 2nd edition.
- Introduction to Network Security — Theory and Practice by Jie Wang and Zachary Kissel, Wiley.
The grade will be computed based on the following components:
- 5% Class Participation
- 25% Homework Assignments
- 30% Midterm Exam
- 40% Final Exam
- Class Participation will be based on attendance.
- Homework Assignments will include written and programming assignments. There will be 3-4 assignmentss.
- Midterm and Final Exams are based on the lectures and homeworks.
Tentative Course Schedule
The lecture schedule is subject to change based on the course progress.
|02/09||Network Attacks II|
|03/02||Protocol Security II|
|03/23||Web Security II|
|03/30||Web Security III|
|04/06||Malware, Worms and Botnets|
|04/13||Spam and Phishing|
|04/20||Detection and Defense|