ICS 355: Security and Trust I - Basic Concepts


As social, economic and political processes propagate through computational networks, computational processes have ever broader social, economic and political repercussions. This makes security into one of the central problems of computer science.

While the traditional sciences are mainly concerned with truth, modern sciences are increasingly also concerned with lying and deceit, as enabled, implemented, countered, and prevented through network computation. Security Science gathers methods and results of research into adversarial computation. The goal of this introductory course is to familiarize students with the emerging foundations of this new science, and to prepare future computer scientists for its rapidly evolving applications.

About this course:

  • Lecturer: Dusko Pavlovic
  • Lectures and practica

    • Time: Fridays 3:00-5:30 PM
    • Place: POST 126
  • Period: 24 August 2018 – 14 December 2018
  • Office hours: Fridays after class, or by appointment

Course materials:

  • text and slides will be provided after each lecture
  • students are encouraged to take their own notes
    • all practica and some lectures will be interactive