CS 5435

Course information provided by the Courses of Study 2016-2017.

This course will impart a technical and social understanding of how and why security and privacy matter, how to think adversarially, how (and how not) to design systems and products. Less attention will be paid to specific skills such as hacking, writing secure code, and security administration. Topics will include user authentication, cryptography, malware, behavioral economics in security, human factors in security, privacy and anonymity, side channels, decoys and deception, and adversarial modeling. We will explore these concepts by studying real-world systems and attacks, including Bitcoin, Stuxnet, retailer breaches, implantable medical devices, and health apps, and considering issues to come in personal genomics, virtual worlds, and autonomous vehicles.

When Offered Fall.

Permission Note Enrollment limited to: Cornell Tech Students.
Prerequisites/Corequisites Prerequisite: CS 2800 or CS 4820 or permission of instructor.

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  • 3 Credits Graded

  • 12717CS 5435  LEC 031

  • Taught in NYC. Enrollment limited to: Cornell Tech students.