Computer Security Course Aims

You will need to obtain the course books

Computer Security, Dieter Gollmann, J. Wiley & Sons.

and

Network Security Essentials, William Stallings, Prentice Hall

I also recommend reading the books:

Secrets and Lies, Bruce Schneier, J. Wiley and Sons.

Security Engineering, Ross Anderson. J. Wiley & Sons. ISBN 0 471 38922 6

The aim of this course is to provide an introduction to the theory and concepts of security, as applied to computer systems. The course builds on the earlier course on system administration, where security was discussed from a practical viewpoint. In this course, a deeper understanding of the principles and examples of security will be explored. In addition we shall be looking at common problems in software design, which lead to insecurity.


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