COMPSCI 197S Basics of Security

This short course provides an introduction to basic principles and practices of computer and network security. Topics include ethics, primary definitions, applied cryptography, networking, operating systems, malware, and incident handling. The course is flipped: students complete readings and assignments ahead of each class, and class time is used to discuss this work. Class discussion includes current events related to security as well. Attendance is mandatory. 

Department Consent Required. 

Enrollment Requirements: Open to Sophomores & Freshmen only.

Mondays/Wednesdays 4:00PM - 5:15PM

This course runs for 6 weeks (3/19/18-4/25/18): 3/19, 3/21, 3/26, 3/28, 4/2, 4/4, 4/9, 4/11, 4/16-no class, 4/17, 4/18, 4/23, 4/25).  

Students who have taken COMPSCI 460 are not eligible for this course.  Registration only before add/drop ends, through 2/5.  Instructor consent required to withdraw.  

CS minors and applicants-on-contract not meeting eligibility, or students needing special permission must request overrides via the on-line form:

Location: Hasbrouck Lab Add room 113
Instructor: Shruti Jadon

Location:  Amherst

Monday, March 19, 2018 to Wednesday, April 25, 2018
Class meets on: 
Shruti Jadon
March, 2018