CS5231



Systems Security

This module introduces fundamental notions and requirements in computer security, such as the concepts of confidentiality, integrity and availability, and the mechanisms that provide security in various systems and applications. To illustrate relevant concepts, selected topics in information security, including symmetric key cipher and PKI, operating system security, network security, web security, and database security will be covered. Case studies of existing systems, international standards such as IPSec, and well-known attacks like phishing and buffer overflow will also be covered.

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