COS/ELE 432: Information Security
Princeton University
Fall 2017

Course Information | Schedule

This schedule is subject to change.

Wed 13 Sep Message integrity and pseudorandom functions
Mon 18 Sep Randomness, pseudorandomness, and stream ciphers
Wed 20 Sep Block ciphers
Mon 25 Sep Guest lecture: Prof. Arvind Narayanan
Wed 27 Sep Guest lecture: Prof. Nick Feamster Assignment 1 due
Mon 2 Oct Key exchange and key management
Wed 4 Oct Public-key crypto
Mon 9 Oct Authenticated encryption
Wed 11 Oct Side channels Assignment 2 due
Mon 16 Oct Web architecture
Wed 18 Oct Web security
Mon 23 Oct Internet architecture Assignment 3 due (date change)
Wed 25 Oct Network security
Mon 6 Nov Voting systems security
Wed 8 Nov Control flow hijacking Assignment 4 due (date change)
Mon 13 Nov Malware
Wed 15 Nov Memory safety
Mon 20 Nov Physical security Assignment 5 due
Mon 27 Nov Information Flow and Multi-level Security
Wed 29 Nov Big data and privacy
Mon 4 Dec Human factors in security Assignment 6 due
Wed 6 Dec Economics of security
Mon 11 Dec Quantum computing and security
Wed 13 Dec TBA: students' choice
Fri 15 Dec Assignment 7 due at 11:59pm
TBD Final Exam
Open notes, open homework

Submission policy.  You must submit your solutions electronically via the Dropbox submission system. You will need to type your Princeton netID and password for authentication. Be sure to incude your name and login at the top of every file you submit. Also be sure to click the Check All Submitted Files button to make sure that you have submitted all of the required files and that they compile cleanly. If you do not follow these directions, you will lose a substantial number of points.

You can resubmit and unsubmit files as needed up until the submission deadline. However, once the submission deadline passes, you should not resubmit or unsubmit files: if you wish to submit an assignment late, be sure that your submission directory is empty from the deadline until you are ready to submit all of your files for that assignment. Any files that have been submitted at grading time will be graded as is.

Lateness policy.   Assignment will be due at the beginning of class. Late homework will lose 10% of its value for every day of lateness. Assignment more than seven days late will not be accepted.

No homework extensions will be given except in extraordinary circumstances (such as documented illness), and then only if the official university procedures are followed.

Collaboration policy.   Unless the assignment explicitly states otherwise, you may not collaborate with other students on the homework. (Of course, if it is a group assignment, you should collaborate within your group!) If you make use of outside sources, you should disclose that fact and cite the sources, as you would in any scholarly work.

Important note.   Please do not publish solutions to programming assignments in a way that could compromise their utility as pedagogical tools. At Princeton, this is a violation of the basic rights, rules and responsibilities of members of the university community.