CS378: Spring 2013Unique number: 53600
Network Security and Privacy
Class time: TT 2-3:30pm; Location: PAR 201
Instructor: Dr. Bill Young
Office: GDC 7.810; Office Hours: MWF 11-noon and by appt.
Office Phone: 471-9782; Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
TA: Riddhi J. Shah; Email: email@example.com;
TA Hours: Fridays noon-2pm, in PAI 5.33 (later in GDC 1.302)
This website: www.cs.utexas.edu/users/byoung/networks-cs378/syllabus-networks378.html
Important Class Announcements:Breaking news important to the class will be posted here. Consult this spot often.
Note the change on the exam re-do. It's due Tuesday, not Monday.
Brad Burlage is our proctor and probably the most knowledgable person about the homework. His email is firstname.lastname@example.org.
Prof. Shmatikov's link for "Next Generation Clickjacking" is broken. The paper is here: Next Generation Clickjacking.
Here is the list of folks signed up so far to lead the in-class discussions: weekly discussions. If you haven't signed up yet, please do so.
Our Piazza page has been set up. Because there was already a page for CS 378 this semester, they named it "CS 378N". Check it out; it's an excellent place to post questions.
Prof. Shmatikov, who usually teaches this class in the Spring semester is not doing so. This is a special section being offered only to graduating seniors who must have it at this time to complete their InfoSec certification. Prof. Shmatikov will offer it again Fall, 2013.
Course Description:Professor Vitaly Shmatikov regularly teaches this class in the Spring semester. Because he was not doing so this semester, I am teaching it to only students who must have it at this time to complete their InfoSec certification. I will be closely following Prof. Shmatikov's syllabus syllabus. Grading is based on participation, projects, and homeworks.
Required text:"Network Security: Private Communication in a Public World" (Second Edition) by Kaufman, Perlman and Speciner: Prentice-Hall, 2002. In addition, there are a number of papers you'll read over the course of the semester. These are all linked from Prof. Shmatikov's syllabus for the class.
Course ScheduleBelow is the tentative schedule for the semester. [slides] refers to Prof. Shmatikov's slides found on his website, linked above. Readings are either from Kaufman or papers also linked on that website and from the slides that accompany these lectures. You are expected to have done the reading prior to class.
Scholastic Dishonesty:Academic dishonesty will not be tolerated. See http://www.cs.utexas.edu/academics/conduct for an excellent summary of expectations of a student in a CS class.
All work must be the student's own effort (with the exception of explicitly approved group effort on projects). No deviation from the standards of scholastic honesty or professional integrity will be tolerated. Scholastic dishonesty is a serious violation of UT policy; and will likely result in an automatic F in the course and may result in further penalties imposed by the department or by the university. Don't do it. If you are caught, you will regret it. And if you're not caught, you're still a cheater.