Plantary Hall 129
Monday, Weds. 3 to 4:15 pm
Dr. Robert Simon
5322 Engineering Building
simon AT gmu dot edu
By appointment send me email
Taylor Henderson (thender8 AT gmu dot edu)
Cryptography and Network Security: Principles and Practice, 7 or 8th edition by William Stallings.
Publisher: Prentice Hall
All class materials, including lecture notes, are available through your blackboard accounts.
There will be several homeworks assigned throughout the semester. They will be a mixture of written questions and programs. The programs involve the design and implementation of a protocol for encrypted and authenticated secure network communication. All programs will be written in the C language.
Your grade will be calcuated as follows:
No credit if your project does not compile. Homeworks are due at the start of class, not during class. Late assignments/projects lose 10% credit per day and will not be accepted 3 days after the due date.
No early exams will be given. If you must miss an exam an makeup will be arranged at the discretion of the instructor, provided you have a written and verified excuse. Please note: You must score a 50% or higher on the final to pass this class.
If you have a learning or physical difference that may affect your academic work, you will need to furnish appropriate documentation to GMU Disability Resource Center. If you qualify for accommodation, the DRC staff will give you a form detailing appropriate accommodations for your instructor. If you have such a condition, you must talk to the instructor during the first week of the term about the issue.
Disability Resource Center
The class requires all GMU COVID requirements be met, including strict masking requirements.
The GMU Honor Code will be strictly enforced. Please make sure that you are familiar with it. We will discuss this further in class. Below is the link to the code.