Summer 2022 - CMPT 479 D100

Special Topics in Computing Systems (3)

System Security & Privacy

Class Number: 3451

Delivery Method: In Person

Overview

  • Course Times + Location:

    Mo, We, Fr 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
    WMC 3260, Burnaby

  • Exam Times + Location:

    Aug 10, 2022
    3:30 PM – 5:30 PM
    WMC 3520, Burnaby

  • Prerequisites:

    CMPT 300 with a minimum grade of C-.

Description

CALENDAR DESCRIPTION:

Current topics in computing systems depending on faculty and student interest.

COURSE DETAILS:

This course is an introduction to the principles of computer security. Students will study techniques to protect computer systems from attacks on data confidentiality, system integrity and availability. By modeling, analyzing, and evaluating the security of computer systems, students will learn to find weaknesses in software, hardware, networks, data storage systems, mobile applications, and the Internet, and identify current security practices and defenses to protect these systems.

Grading

  • Assignments 30%
  • Exams 60%
  • Self-Assessment 10%

Materials

MATERIALS + SUPPLIES:

Reference Text:

Security in Computing

5th Edition,
Charles P. Pfleeger, Shari Lawrence Pfleeger, and Jonathan Margulies
9780134085043

Registrar Notes:

ACADEMIC INTEGRITY: YOUR WORK, YOUR SUCCESS

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TEACHING AT SFU IN SUMMER 2022

Teaching at SFU in summer 2022 will involve primarily in-person instruction.  Some courses may be offered through alternative methods (remote, online, blended), and if so, this will be clearly identified in the schedule of classes. 

Enrolling in a course acknowledges that you are able to attend in whatever format is required.  You should not enroll in a course that is in-person if you are not able to return to campus, and should be aware that remote, online, or blended courses study may entail different modes of learning, interaction with your instructor, and ways of getting feedback on your work than may be the case for in-person classes.

Students with hidden or visible disabilities who may need class or exam accommodations, including in the context of remote learning, are advised to register with the SFU Centre for Accessible Learning (caladmin@sfu.ca or 778-782-3112) as early as possible in order to prepare for the summer 2022 term.