Computer Security (CIS-4040) Home Page

This page is a work in progress! It is being updated for the Fall 2018 semester.

This is the home page for Peter Chapin's Computer Security course notes for the Fall 2017 semester. Here you will find electronic versions of class handouts, homework assignments, lecture slides, and links to other references of interest. If you are a student taking Computer Security you should bookmark this page.

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All live lectures will be accessed from the same URL.

The list below are approximate lecture-by-lecture topics for this course.



  1. Homework #1 Basic Security Concepts. Due: 2017-06-05
  2. Homework #2 Block Ciphers and DES. Due: 2017-06-12
  3. Homework #3 AES and Encryption Modes. Due: 2017-06-19
  4. Homework #4 Public Key Cryptography. Due: 2017-06-26
  5. Homework #5 Secure Hash Functions. Due: 2017-07-03
  6. Homework #6 Random Number Generators. Due: 2017-07-10
  7. Homework #7 Security Protocols. Due: 2017-07-17
  8. Homework #8 SSL/TLS. Due: 2017-07-24
  9. Homework #9 Host Security. Due: 2017-08-07
  10. Homework #10 IPsec. Due: 2017-08-14
  11. Homeworks below are subject to change


Last Revised: 2017-08-11
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