Information Security and Privacy

School of Computer Science 15-421/08-631 (12 units)
Instructor: Norman M. Sadeh


Topics covered include:

  • Information Security and Privacy: the big picture
  • A gentle introduction to cryptography
  • Certificates, PKI, Decentralized Trust Management
  • Authentication – incl. authentication infrastructure and protocols
  • Internet Security Protocols
  • Information Security: Legal landscape
  • Cybercrime
  • Information Privacy: Concepts and Regulatory Landscape
  • Privacy Enhancing Technologies
  • Electronic Payments and digital currencies
  • Information Security as Risk management
  • Trusted Computing
  • Mobile Security
  • Privacy and Big Data
  • Web Attacks
  • Systems Security
  • Social Networking and Privacy
  • Usable Security and Privacy

Click here for a draft syllabus.