Matt Bishop Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Phone: (530) 752-8060 Office: 2209 Watershed Sciences Office Hours: MW 12:10pm–1:00pm, F 11:00am–11:50am
Lectures and Discussion Section
Lecture: MWF 10:00am–10:50am in 1062 Bainer Discussion section: to be arranged
Modern topics in computer security, including: protection, access control, operating systems security, network security, applied cryptography, cryptographic protocols, secure programming practices, safe languages, mobile code, malware, privacy and anonymity, and case studies from real-world systems. Not open for credit to students who have taken course 235.
Understand what computer security is and learn its basic limits;
Learn the basic policy models underlying security;
Know about common vulnerabilities, the basics of software security and formal verification;
Learn the basic techniques of cryptography;
Learn about host-based security, network security, and intrusion detection; and
M. Bishop, Computer Security: Art and Science, Addison-Wesley, Boston, MA (2003).
papers and handouts
Class Web Site
To access the class web site, go to SmartSite (http://smartsite.ucdavis.edu) and log in using your campus login and password. Then go to ECS 235A in your schedule. I will post announcements, assignments, handouts, and grades there, and you must submit assignments there. The alternate web site,
http://nob.cs.ucdavis.edu/classes/ecs235a-2016-01, has all the handouts, assignments, and announcements.
There will be both homework and a project. In addition, you will need to present a paper from a con ference, and lead the questioning for another paper. There will be no final examination.
The UC Davis Code of Academic Conduct,
available at http://sja.ucdavis.edu/cac.html, applies to this class.
For this course, all submitted work must be your own. You may discuss your assignments with classmates or the instructor to get ideas or a critique of your ideas, but the ideas and words you submit must be your own. Unless explicitly stated otherwise, collaboration is considered cheating and will be dealt with accordingly.