CSCI-759 // Topics In Systems: Public Key Infrastructure and Network Security
Spring 2019
Course details
Prof. Taejoong Chung
Office: GOL-3525
Gollisano Hall (GOL)-3435
Tuesday, Thursdays
Office hours
Tuesday 9:15–10:30pm, GOL-3525 and email me to schedule an appointment
Discussion Forum
On Mycourses
Introduction to Public Key Infrastructures
By Johannes A. Buchmann, Evangelos Karatsiolis, Alexander Wiesmaier

Engineering Security
By Peter Gutmann
35%Paper Presentation
20%Paper Discussion
20%Research Projects
Course description
A public key infrastructure (PKI) provides secure communications between two different entities over an untrusted network. Due to this ability, PKIs are now central to security on the Internet: there are a number of large-scale PKIs in use today such as DNSSEC, HTTPS, and the RPKI. This course examines basic network security models and public key infrastructure that entwines multiple layers of the network stack: application, transport, and network layer. Topics include concepts in basic threat models in networking, public key infrastructure, data-driven approach for securing Internet, etc. Students are required to write critiques on assigned papers, propose and complete a research project individually or in teams, and give presentations on a related topic. This course instance belongs to the Distributed Systems cluster and Security cluster.
attendance and participation
All students are requred to read the paper before the class and actively participate the in-class discussion. The class projects are a major part of this course.

We will be using Mycourses as a course discussion/bulletin board. You are expected to check it at least once every few days, use it as the first place to ask questions, and answer others' questions. The professor will regularly monitor the board, and your participation will count towards your grade.
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