• Course Number: 16:198:544
  • Course Type: Graduate
  • Semester 1: Spring
  • Credits: 3
  • Description:

    This is an entry level course for M.Sc. Students.
    This course counts as category B for M.Sc. degree requirement. This course does NOT count as category B for Ph.D. students.

  • M.S. Course Category: Systems/Networks
  • Category: B (M.S.)
  • Prerequisite Information:


  • Course Links: 16:198:518 - Operating Systems Design
  • Topics:

    The course covers both classic topics, such as applied cryptography, authentication, authorization and basic security principles, as well as recent topics such as Web security and virtual machines for security. The course will also involve several assignments that require the student to think both as an attacker and as a defender.

  • Expected Work: 3-4 homeworks, some involving programming in C and x86 assembly code. A midterm and final exam.
  • Exams: Midterm and final
  • Learning Goals:

    - will be prepared to contribute to a rapidly changing field by acquiring a thorough grounding in the core principles and foundations of computer science (e.g., techniques of program design, creation, and testing; key aspects of computer hardware; algorithmic principles).

    - will acquire a deeper understanding on (elective) topics of more specialized interest, and be able to critically review, assess, and communicate current developments in the field.