ISA 656: Network Security Protocol
Mohamed Sharif, PhD.
Ø The objective of this course to is provide comprehensive introduction to the security problems in the Internet, and the principles, techniques and their applications in building Internet security protocols. In addition, we will examine existing Internet security techniques and protocols and discuss about open problems in Internet security. Topics include secret key and public key cryptography, Hash algorithms, basic number theory, authentication, steganography/information hiding, IPSEC/VPN, IPSEC key exchange, SSL/TLS, firewall, intrusion tracing and response, worms and virus.
Ø ISA 562 and CS 555 or permission of instructor.
Ø Course Text
o Network Security, Private Communication in a Public World 2nd Edition by C. Kaufman, R. Perlman and M. Speciner.
o Corporate Computer and Network Security by R. Panko
o Network Security Essentials 2nd Edition by W. Stallings.
o Cryptography and Network Security 4th Edition by W. Stallings
o Applied Cryptography 2nd Edition by B. Schneier
o Handbook of Applied Cryptography by A. Menezes, P. van Oorschot and S. Vanstone.
o Designing Network Security by M. Kaeo – Cisco Press
o Internet & TCP/IP Network Security by U. Pabrai and V. Gurani.
o Fundamentals of Computer Security Technology by E. Amoroso
o Building Internet Firewalls by D. Chapman
o Firewalls and Internet Security by W. Cheswick and S. Bellovin
o The CERT Guide to System and Network Security Practices by J. Allen
o WWW.Security by R. MacGregor, A. Aresi and A. Siegert
o Inside Internet Security by J. Crume
o Secure Commerce on the Internet by V. Ahuja
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Ø Weights:, 5-6 quizzes for total of 30%, midterm Exams 30%, final exam 40%.
Ø No exam make up will be given
Ø Late Submissions: Discouraged but allowed under exceptional circumstances with prior approval of the instructor.
Ø Incompletes: No Incompletes will be given. Except extreme case
Ø Honor Code Violations: All violators will be reported under all circumstances, and results in a course grade of F, in addition to any other penalties imposed by the university and/or the ISE department.
Ø Two students submitting a common or significantly similar copy of homework is an honor code violation.
Meetings: Tuesday 07:20 – 10:00 PM in The
Ø Instructor Office Hours: by appointment
Ø Examinations: All Examinations are in class, individual (no collaborations), closed book, neighbor and notes.
Course Schedule and Lectures