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ECE Course Syllabus

ECE6612 Course Syllabus

ECE6612

Computer Network Security (3-0-3)


Technical Interest
Group
Telecommunications

Prerequisites
ECE 3076 or ECE 4110 or ECE 6607 or CS 3251

Corequisites
None

Catalog Description
Fundamental concepts of newtork information secutiry, including encryption, secure access methods, and vulnerabilities in network protocols, operating systems, and network applications.

Textbook(s)
Stallings, Network Security Essentials: Applications and Standards (5th edition), Prentice Hall, 2013. ISBN 9780133370430 (required)


Strategic
Performance
Indicators (SPIs)
SPIs are a subset of the abilities a student will be able to demonstrate upon successfully completing the course.


Topical Outline
Introduction

Web security.

Security standards-SSL/TLS and SET.

Intruders and viruses.

PGP and S/MIME for electronic mail security.

Firewalls.

Secret Key and Public/Private Key Cryptography

Cryptographic Hashes and Message Digests

Authentication Systems (Kerberos)

Digital signatures and certificates.

Kerberos and X.509v3 digital certificates.

Current Network Security Publications and Web Sites