Computer Security and Privacy

Fall 2018

Instructor Information

Instructor: Philemon Pak   Office: 3C08B  
E-mail:   Office Hours: Wed: 14:30 - 15:30  
Class Meeting Time: Mon & Wed: 16:00 – 17:15   Room No: 3D04  
Course Web Page:

Important Dates

First Class:  Sep 5, 2018 
Midterm Exam:   October 17, 2018 (in class, close book) 
Reading Week:  October 7 - 13, 2018 (No Class) 
Final Withdrawal Date w/o academic penalty:  Nov 12, 2018 
(A minimum of 20% of the work on which the final grade is based will be evaluated and available to the student before the voluntary withdrawal date)  
Last Class:  Dec 3, 2018 
Final Exam:  Dec 12, 2018 @ 1:30 pm 
Final Exam Location: 3D04

Course Objectives/Learning Outcomes

This course introduces students to the security and privacy issues to computer systems and related technologies. It covers the fundamental of computer security such as encryption methods, public key cryptography, hash function and signature schemes, key exchange protocols, authentication and access control models, and different types of malicious software. The course also examines issues related to the management of IT security like risk assessment, human resource, security audits, privacy and ethic. ACS-4921 students will also undertake a comprehensive case study on a topic related to computer security and privacy.