EECS 398 - Special Topics
Section: 001 Introduction to Computer Security
Term: FA 2010
Subject: Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (EECS)
Department: CoE Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
Requirements & Distribution:
Advisory Prerequisites:
Permission of instructor.
This course counts toward the 60 credits of math/science required for a Bachelor of Science degree.
May be repeated for credit.
Primary Instructor:

This course introduces the principles and practices of computer security as applied to software, host systems, and networks. Designed for students with a basic technical understanding of operating systems and networks, it covers the foundations of building, using, and managing secure systems. Topics will include standard cryptographic functions and protocols, threats and defenses for real-world systems (such as Windows and UNIX hosts and Web applications), incident response, and forensics. There will be biweekly homework exercises, occasional programming assignments, and midterm and final exams.

Prerequisites: EECS 281 (EECS 370 recommended)

Who should take this course?

This course teaches the security mindset and other practical security concepts that are important for everyone who uses computers, builds software, or manages systems.

It should be accessible to third-year computer science majors who haven't completed operating systems and networking courses.

It is also open to IT professionals from U-M, who may opt to take it without the programming component, skipping the programming projects and Friday discussion section.

Grading Your grade will be based on the following components:

Class Participation 5% Attendance, alertness, questions, and other contributions
Homework Exercises 30% Six homework exercises due about every two weeks
Programming Projects 30% Four programming projects due about every three weeks
Midterm 15% Take-home midterm
Final 20% Final exam during exam period

EECS 398 - Special Topics
Schedule Listing
001 (LEC)
F 10:00AM - 11:30AM
Note: "1 Credit Hours for Sec 001", Prerequisites for Lec 001: EECS 182 or EECS 183 or ENGR 101 or ENGR 151 or permission of instructor ----------------------------------------------------------------
011 (DIS)
012 (DIS)
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