CS 419 Syllabus

Spring 2022

week date topic*
0 Jan 19 Brief intro - what to expect
1 Jan 24 Introduction: definitions, threats and risks
2 Jan 31 Access control
3 Feb 7 Injection - buffer overflows, ASLR, DEP, canaries
4 Feb 14 Command injection
Containment, sandboxing
Malware
5 Feb 21 Malware and defenses
6 Feb 28 Cryptography
7 Mar 7 Key distribution, public keys, hybrid cryptosystems
Integrity, hashes, digital signatures, signed software
8 Mar 14 NO CLASS: SPRING BREAK
9 Mar 21 Authentication
10 Mar 28 Content protection, watermarking, and steganography
Cryptocurrency
11 Apr 4 Network security
12 Apr 11 Web security
13 Apr 18 VPNs, TLS, Firewalls, Intrusion detection, Zero Trust Architecture
14 Apr 25 Denial of service,
Mobile security,
Digital rights management
15 May 2 Tor and anonymous communication IoT, forensics, defenses, summary
15 May 9 No final exam

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Rutgers Computer Science Department is committed to creating a consciously anti-racist, inclusive community that welcomes diversity in various dimensions (e.g., race, national origin, gender, sexuality, disability status, class, or religious beliefs). We will not tolerate micro-aggressions and discrimination that creates a hostile atmosphere in the class and/or threatens the well-being of our students. We will continuously strive to create a safe learning environment that allows for the open exchange of ideas while also ensuring equitable opportunities and respect for all of us. Our goal is to maintain an environment where students, staff, and faculty can contribute without the fear of ridicule or intolerant or offensive language. If you witness or experience racism, discrimination micro-aggressions, or other offensive behavior, you are encouraged to bring it to the attention to the undergraduate program director, the graduate program director, or the department chair. You can also report it to the Bias Incident Reporting System].

*Subject to change without notice.
Last modified January 18, 2022.
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