B433 Systems & Protocol Security & Information Assurance
Prerequisite(s): CSCI-C 231 and C 291.
This class covers the fundamentals of computer security by looking at how things can go wrong, and how people can abuse the system. This is a matter of creative cheating; to find loopholes and exploit them. After students learn how to attack the system, it is possible to propose ways to make the system secure. Students will gain a basic overview of existing security problems and be exposed to methods that can be used to secure against such problems. The course should be taken by any one designing, selecting, or using applications in which security or privacy plays a role. Credit given for only one of CSCI-B 433, INFO-I 433, or I 533.