ECE Course Outline

ECE6612

Computer Network Security (3-0-3)

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)

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