USC Computer Science 530 (CSci 530): Security Systems - Fall 2019
Lecture Friday - 9:00 to 11:50 AM, OHE 122
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The first lecture for CSci530 will be Friday 30 August at 9AM in OHE122
- First Lecture - Friday 29 August 2019 - 9:00 AM - 11:50 AM.
- Mid-term exam - Friday 11 October 2019 - 9:00AM-10:40 AM
- Final Exam - Monday 16 December 2019 - 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM
This class will provide students an overview of network and
distribtued systems security, its workings, and its role in protecting
data and computing resources. The course begins with a discussion of
the fundamental problem and tools in protecting a computing system,
and proceeds through the various security services that apply to these
systems. By the end of the course, at the highest level, students will
be able to:
- Discuss the technical, business, societal, and ethical aspects of probems in
- Describe and assess a broad range of security systems deployed or
suggested for solving those problems.
- Understand the fundamental mathematics and engineering underlying security systems.
- Judge the suitability of security systems for particular applications.
- Know how to develop new security systems and features.
- The student should have a basic backgournd in computer
operating systems and computer networks. This background
would have been provided by an undergraduate operating systems
and computer networks class at USC or at the students previous
college or university. A remedial lecture (online) will be
available to fill in for the networking background if needed.
- Bishop, Computer Security: Art and Science, Addison-Wesley
Professional, 1st Edition. ISBN 0201440997
(required - it is available from
the USC Book Store, or online from many sources.)
Instructors and Assistants
- Office: Information Sciences Institute - 310-448-8736
- Office hours: 12:20-12:50 and 4:30-5:00 on Fridays - Office RTH-512 -
or by appointment
- Email: csci530 at usc.edu (to Instructor and TAs)
- Email: bcn at isi.edu (to just instructor)
Yatin Wadhawan (Teaching Assistant)
- Office Hours - SAL 4PM to 5PM on THursdays
- Email: csci530 at usc dot edu (to Instructor and Assistant)
- Email: email@example.com
David Morgan (Lab Instructor)
- Office Hours - TBD
- Email: csci530l at usc dot edu (to Instructor and Assistants)
Three Assignments will be assigned plus a research paper. For the
three assignments students may receive an automatic extension of 48
hours total that may be applied across the three homework assignments.
If you turn in one of your assignments 8 hours late, then you will
only have 40 hours remaining in extensions to use on subsequent
assignments. I suggest not using the whole 48 hours on the first
assignment, because if you have an unforseen scheduling issue arises
later in the semester, it will be your problem. Late assignments
(beyond any extension) will be assesed 1 full letter penalty per day
they are late, and if the topic of an assignment is covered in the
lecture following the due date, then the assignment will not be
accepted beyond that lecture.