CSCI-351 // Data Communication and Networks
Prof. Taejoong Chung
Gollisano Hall (GOL)-3435
Introduction to Public Key Infrastructures
By Johannes A. Buchmann, Evangelos Karatsiolis, Alexander Wiesmaier
By Peter Gutmann
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
Project descriptions will be posted here as they become available.
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