CTIS 496 Data Security in Computing / 2012-2013 Fall

General Information

Instructor Hamdi Murat Yıldırım / Office E118, Phone: x5072

Web Page http://www.bilkent.edu.tr/~hmurat

Course Credit 3 (3 hours in class)

Sections 001

Short Course Description: The course covers theory and practice of computer security, focusing in particular on the security aspects of the computing systems. It surveys classical cryptography and cryptographic tools used to provide security, such as shared key encryption (DES, 3DES, AES, RC4 etc.); cipher block modes of operation, cryptographic hash functions, public key encryption, key exchange, and digital signature (Diffie-Hellmann, RSA, DSS, etc.) Besides, it then briefly reviews how these tools are utilized in Public Key Infrastructure (PKI) and in the Internet protocols and applications such as PGP, SSL, TLS, and others.

Office Hours: (see my schedule)


Textbook Network Security Essentials by William Stallings, Fourth Edition, 2011

Cryptography Theory and Practice (Chapter1) by Douglas R. Stinson

Other Suggested References:

Cryptography and Network Security: Principles and Practice by William Stallings, Fifth Edition, 2011

Network Security (Private Communication in a Public World) by Charlie Kaufman, Second Edition, 2002.

Reference books and references available on web sites.

Syllabus >pdf< | STARS Syllabus

Materials: Lecture Notes, assignments and announcements are available on CTIS 496 Moodle web site