COE451: Computer and Network Security - Fall 2013 (T131)

Lecture: Mon/Wed | 10:00 - 11:15 | 24/180
Instructor: Ahmad Almulhem
Office: 22/407-2
Email: ahmadsm at kfupm
Office Hours:Sun/Mon/Tue/Wed:11:15-12:15 and by appointment (email me)


Introduction to computer security (concepts, threats, attacks, assets, scope, trends). Cryptographic Protocols and standards. Integrity verification mechanisms. Wireless network security and associated protocols. Software tools to apply security in user environments. Access Control models and mechanisms. Database security, Intrusion detection systems, Firewalls. Malicious software, DoS attacks, Trusted computing and multilevel security.
Note: Cannot be taken for credit with ICS 444

A note on ethics: Techniques and tools discussed in class are strictly for educational purpose. DO NOT try them on a system/data that you don't own or for which you don't have permission. Otherwise, you might get yourself in serious legal consequences.


COE 344


Mark Stamp, Information security: principles and practice, 2nd edition, Wiley 2011.


Letter grades are assigned according to the following table:

Letter GradeA+AB+BC+CD+DF

Tentative Topics (3 hours equals 1 week of class time)

Lecture slides, errata, and other resources are available at the textbook's page here