ECE 256: Foundations of Cyber Security

Prerequisite: ECE 160; for CPE/ECE majors only

Examination of the design and implementation of secure computer systems. Addresses threat models, attacks that compromise security, and techniques for achieving security, based on recent research. Topics include hardware security, operating system (OS) security, capabilities, information flow control, language security, network protocols, and security in web applications. Assignments include miniature projects that involve implementing and compromising secure hardware components, software components, and information store components.

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