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COMP434/ECOE534

Computer and Network Security


Spring 2011 Syllabus
Instructor

znur zkasap, Associate Professor of Computer Engineering


Office: Eng144, Phone: x1584, oozkasap@ku.edu.tr
Office hour: Tue, Thu 15:30-16:30 (or by appointment)

Teaching
Assistant

Damla Klarslan
Office: Eng147, dkilicarslan@ku.edu.tr

Course web page

http://home.ku.edu.tr/~oozkasap/comp434

Course material

(Storage server) F:\COURSES\UGRADS\COMP434

Description

Overview of Computer Security Techniques, Conventional Encryption, Public-Key


Cryptography, Key Management, Message Authentication, Hash Functions and
Algorithms, Digital Signatures, Authentication Protocols, Access Control
Mechanisms, Network Security Practice, TCP/IP Security, Web Security, SSL
(Secure Socket Layer), Denial-of-Service Attacks, Intrusion Detection, Viruses.

Prerequisite

Good knowledge of C or Java programming

Textbook

Cryptography and Network Security: Principles and Practices, 5/e, William


Stallings, ISBN-13: 9780136097044, Prentice Hall, 2010.

Reference books

- Computer Security: Art and Science, 1/e, Matt Bishop, ISBN: 0-201-44099-7,
Addison Wesley, 2003.
- Network Security Essentials, 2/e, William Stallings, ISBN: 0-13-035128-8,
Prentice Hall, 2003.
- Handbook of Applied Cryptography, A. Menezes, P. Van Oorschot, S.Vanstone,
2001. (available on-line: http://www.cacr.math.uwaterloo.ca/hac/)

Outline

Overview
Symmetric Ciphers:
- Classical Encryption Techniques
- Block Ciphers and DES (Data Encryption Standard)
- Basics of Finite Fields
- AES (Advanced Encryption Standard)
- Contemporary Symmetric Ciphers
- Confidentiality Using Symmetric Encryption
Public-Key Encryption and Hash Functions:
- Basics of Number Theory
- Public-Key Cryptography and RSA
- Key Management

- Message Authentication and Hash Functions


- Hash Algorithms
- Digital Signatures and Authentication Protocols
Network Security Practice:
- Authentication Applications
- Electronic Mail Security
- IP Security
- Web Security
System Security:
- Intruders
- Malicious Software
- Firewalls
Assignments,
project and
exams

There will be programming and written assignments related to concepts covered in


class. Course project consists of investigating a given research topic in computer
and network security area and building a prototype implementation. Students are
required to prepare a term paper and presentation/demonstration of their projects. In
addition, there will be two midterm exams.

Grading

Assignments
Project
Midterm I
Midterm II
Class participation

15%
30%
20%
30%
5%

These weights are subject to minor adjustments.

Attendance

The students are required to attend classes on time.


Attendance may be taken, and late comers will not be allowed.

Exam schedule

Midterm-1: March 29, Tuesday


Midterm-2: May 24, Tuesday

Academic
Honesty

The students taking this course are expected to submit their own work in all
assignments, project and exams. Academic dishonesty includes using other people's
words or ideas without acknowledgement, cheating on exams, projects, and
assignments. In case any of the academic dishonesties are disclosed, disciplinary
action and/or reduction of the final letter grade will follow.