CSCI 780 Advanced Network Security (Spring 2011)


Course Description

This is a graduate level course on advanced network security. The course involves both a reading/lecture/discussion and a term project. We will read and discuss research papers on various aspects of network security: Bot and Botnets, DoS attacks, DNS security, Email spam, IP prefix hijacking, Network Intrusion Detection an prevention, On-line Authentication, Phishing attacks, Security inside Cloud, Spyware/Malware, TCP misbehaviors, Web security, and VoIP security. Students are expected to read papers before the class, and participate in the discussion during the class. The lecture will be conducted in an interactive fashion. The term projects can be either of the following types: design/implementation, measurement, and simulation. Each student or each small group of students will identify and work on a research project. Each student is required to write paper reviews and conduct class presentations.


Course Information

Instructor: Haining Wang

Time: TR 2:00pm - 3:20pm
Location: M-S Hall #002
Office Hours: TW 11:00am - 1:00pm, M-S Hall, #105


Grading Policy (tentative)

Grades will be computed as follows: 
    10% Class Participation 
    20% Paper Review  
    30% Presentations  
    40% Term Project 


Papers Reading List (tentative)

Suggested textbook

Network Security: Private Communication in a Public World (2nd edition)
Radia Perlman, Charlie Kaufman, Mike Speciner
Prentice Hall