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.