- Thomas P. Kelliher
Office phone: (410) 337-6189
Office hours: MWThF 12:30-1:20pm.
Other times by appointment.
- Hoffberger 149
Our objective is to survey the landscape of security in the computing
domain. Starting with cryptography, we will move along to security in
small systems, advancing through various systems of intermediate size, and
finishing this segment with network (Internet) security. We will conclude
with a consideration of security policies.
- C. P. Pfleeger and S. L. Pfleeger, ``Security in Computing,'' 4th ed.,
Prentice Hall, 2007. Required.
- Grade Distribution
A = [92%-100%],
A- = [90%-92%),
B+ = [88%-90%),
B = [82%-88%),
B- = [80%-82%),
etc. Grades are ``one point rounded.''
Course Point Distribution
The following is tentative. There are 900 total points for the course.
Current grades (password protected) may be viewed on the class home page.
- Individual assignments. There will be one programming assignment
and two written assignments, 100 points each. 300 points, total.
Assignments will be due in class. Except for emergencies, late
assignments will not be accepted.
- Group semester project. 300 points.
- Presentation. 10-15 minute PowerPoint presentation on a
computing security topic. 100 points.
- Exams. There will be two semester exams, each worth 100 points.
Tentatively, the exams will be Mar. 3 and Apr. 16.
200 points, total.
- Course Handouts:
Course handouts may be made available once in class. After that, they may
be obtained from the class home page.
- Group Work:
- This course involves a significant amount of group work. Each of you is
expected to perform your fair share of the work and document the work you
do. Those who shoulder substantially more or less of the group's workload
may have their grades adjusted accordingly.
- Attendance of classes is expected. It is your responsibility to catch up
on missed class work.
- Electronic Communication:
From time-to-time, I will need to send e-mail messages to the class. These
messages will be addressed to your official Goucher e-mail addresses. You
are responsible for checking your e-mail on a timely basis.
- Cell phones must be turned off or set to ``silent'' during class. If you
must enter late, do so as unobtrusively as possible. Likewise if you must
leave early. Please use mental telepathy if you must hold a personal
conference during class. I have ways of making you not talk!
- Academic dishonesty will not be tolerated. We are all bound by the
Academic Honor Code.
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Thomas P. Kelliher