In this class, students will learn about the latest research developments in two main areas software/system security and cyber-physical security. Topics in software security focus on attack and defense in application-level software, while system security focuses on attack and defense in system software and hardware. Cyber-physical security studies new security problems interfacing cyber world and physical world.
The goal of this class is to prepare students to conduct research in the area of cyber-physical security. Evaluation will be based on class discussion and research project.
- CSE 361S, CSE 433S, CSE 523S, CSE 571S
- Feel free to join the class without pre-req as long as you are willing to pick up the system knowledge in the first several weeks of the class.
There is no textbook for the class. We will use research papers for some of the topics.
This is a project-based class. There is no mid-term or final exam in this class.
|Class Discussion Lead||20 %|
|Paper Critique||10 %|
|Project - Proposal||10 %|
|Project - Mid-term||15 %|
|Project - Final||25 %|
With greater power, comes greater responsibility. In this course, we will be learning about and exploring some vulnerabilities that could be used to attack systems. Students are expected to behave responsibly and ethically. You may not attack any system prior approval of the site owners, and may not use anything you learn in this class to disrupt services or harm others. If you have any doubts about whether or not something you want to do is ethical and legal, you should check with the course instructor.
Advanced Topics in Computer Security, Spring 2021, Ning Zhang