Carnegie Mellon University

Electrical and Computer Engineering

College of Engineering

Course Information

18-730PP: Introduction to Computer Security

Units:

12

Description:

This course provides a principled introduction to techniques for defending against hostile adversaries in modern computer systems and computer networks. Topics covered in the course include operating system security; network security, including cryptography and cryptographic protocols, firewalls, and network denial-of-service attacks and defenses; user authentication technologies; security for network servers; web security; and security for mobile code technologies, such as Java and Javascript. More advanced topics will additionally be covered as time permits, such as: intrusion detection; techniques to provide privacy in Internet applications; and protecting digital content (music, video, software) from unintended use.
3 hrs. lec.

Section P is for Portugal students only.

Prerequisites: 15-211 and senior or graduate standing.

Last Modified: 2015-07-20 10:10PM

Semesters offered:

  • Fall 2010
  • Fall 2009
  • Fall 2008
  • Fall 2007