Network Security

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Course No: 90.457; Last Offered: Spring 2015;

Course Description

This course explores the theory, mechanism, and implementation of security in computer networks. Our goal is to provide an introduction to mathematical encryption and security protocols, and how these are applied to the infrastructure of IP (Internet Protocol) Networks. We will cover Classical ciphers and cryptographic methods such as DES, 3DES, BLOWFISH, RC5, and Modern Public Key cryptography: RSA, Diffie-Hellman Exchange. The second half of the course will introduce the principles and implementation of IPSEC (IP Security), SSL (Secured Socket Layer), and PKI (Public Key Infrastructure). The mathematics required will be introduced in class. Prerequisite: 90.462 or related eexprience.

Prerequisites & Notes

  • Prerequisites: INFO 4620 TCP/IP & Network Architecture and INFO 3190 Introduction to Linux, or INFO 3110 Introduction to the Linux/Unix Operating System, or related experience.
  • Special Notes:
  • Credits: 3;

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