CSE571S: Network Security (Spring 2009)

Instructor:Prof. Raj Jain, jain@wustl.edu

Office:Bryan 523

Office Hours: Mondays: 11:00AM-12:00PM
Wednesdays: 11:00AM-12:00PM

Teaching Assistant:Chakchai So-In, so-in@ieee.org

All question about the homeworks and mid-term exams 1 and 2 grading should be directed to the teaching assistant.

Course Description:

A comprehensive treatment of network security. Topics include virus, root kits, malware, TCP/IP security attacks, operating systems security, secret key cryptography, modes of operation, hashes and message digests, public key algorithms, authentication systems, Kerberos, Public Key Infrastructures (PKI), IPsec, Internet Key Exchange (IKE), Secure Socket Layer (SSL), Transport Layer Security (TLS), e-mail security, virtual private networks, authentication, authorization, accounting (AAA), WiFi security, Domain Name System security (DNSSEC), intrusion detection systems.

Prerequisites:CSE 473S (Introduction to Computer Networking) or equivalent.

Credits:3 Units.

Time:Monday-Wednesday 1:00PM-2:30PM

Supporting Books:

Audio/Video recordings of lectures from the last offering of this course are available on-line.

Tentative Schedule:

Monday1/12/2009Course Overview
Wednesday1/14/2009 Security Concepts
Monday1/19/2009 Holiday
Wednesday1/21/2009 TCP/IP Security Attacks
Monday1/26/2009 Operating Systems Security Attacks
Wednesday1/28/2009 Secret Key CryptographyChapter 3
Monday2/2/2009 Secret Key Cryptography (Cont)
Wednesday2/4/2009 Modes of OperationChapter 4
Monday2/9/2009 Hashes and Message DigestChapter 5
Wednesday2/11/2009 Project Selection
Monday2/16/2009 Exam 1
Wednesday2/18/2009 Number Theory and Public Key CryptographyChapter 7, 6
Monday2/23/2009 Number Theory and Public Key Cryptography (Cont)
Wednesday2/25/2009 AuthenticationChapter 10
Monday3/2/2009 Kerberos V4Chapter 13
Wednesday3/4/2009 Kerberos V5Chapter 14
Monday3/9/2009 Spring Vacation Week
Wednesday3/11/2009 Spring Vacation Week
Monday3/16/2009 Public Key InfrastructureChapter 15
Wednesday3/18/2009 IPsecChapter 16, 17
Monday3/23/2009 Exam 2
Wednesday3/25/2009 Project Report Writing Guidelines
Monday3/30/2009 Internet Key Exchange (IKE)Chapter 18
Wednesday4/1/2009 Web Security: SSL/TLSChapter 19
Monday4/6/2009 Email SecurityChapter 20, 21, 22
Wednesday4/8/2009 Virtual Private Networks (VPNs)
Monday4/13/2009 Virtual Private Networks (Cont)
Wednesday4/15/2009 Project Report HTML Writing Guidelines
Authentication, Authorization, and Accounting (AAA)
Monday4/20/2009 Wireless LAN Security I: WEP Overview and Tools
Wednesday4/22/2009 Wireless LAN Security II: WEP Attacks, WPA and WPA2
Monday4/27/2009 Student Presentations
Wednesday4/29/2009 Final Exam
Monday5/4/2009 Grade Review


Exams: 60%
Homeworks: 15%
Project: 20%
Class participation: 5%

Students Hands-on Projects:

Student Survey Papers:

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