This course has been taught as a 498 course for many years. This is the first year with a "real" number (CS461/ECE422). The main on campus course sections are booked up. The limit is based on room size. There is an overflow section of CRN 50236. Given that people will drop and others will prefer to watch the taped lectures, there should be sufficient room for those of you who prefer to attend lectures in person and participate.
This semester we are using the new (4th) edition of Security in Computing by Pfleeger and Pfleeger. The book should be available at the local book stores in addition to being online. Due to the new text, the order of the lectures may change, but the content should be very similar to past semesters.
Lecture: 11:00am - 12:15pm Wednesday/Friday in 1304 Siebel Center
Our first meeting will be 8/24/07 because the first Wednesday is treated as a Monday. I'll hang out in the lecture room Wednesday if you want to come by and say hi, but there will be no lecture until 8/24/07.
Office hours: See Staff page.
Information Assurance gives a broad introduction to the major topics in computer and communication security and information assurance. The objective of this course is to provide students with a basic understanding of the problems of information assurance and the solutions that exist to secure information on computers and networks.
This course satisfies the requirements of the NSTISSI-4011 training standard.
The bulk of the class grade will come from exams. There will be two exams during the semester that will account for 50% of the grade. The final will account for 25% of the grade. Homeworks will account for the remaining 25% of the grade. The low homework grade will be dropped.
Graduate students taking the class for 4 credits will be required to do an additional class project that will account for 20% of the grade. The other contributions to the final grade will be scaled accordingly.
Look at the Security Course Roadmap for an understanding of the broader set of security courses and seminars offered at UIUC.
Copying or allowing someone to
copy homework solutions, machine problems, and exam solutions, from other
students in the class, or from other sources is considered plagiarism and
is treated very seriously by the Department of Computer Science. The usual
penalty for a first cheating offense is a grade of zero on the homework or
exam. The penalty for a second offense, or a particularly severe first offense,
is an F in the course. All cheating cases are reported to the department.
Multiple offsenses can result in suspension or dismissal from CS program
or from the university. Please refer to the University Policy on Academic Integrity
especially the section on plagiarism.