Computer Security (CIS-4040) Home Page

This course is under development for the fall semester. The contents of this page will likely change significantly as the semester approaches.

This is the home page for Peter Chapin's Computer Security course notes for the Fall 2018 semester. Here you will find electronic versions of class handouts, homework assignments, lecture slides, and links to other references of interest. If you are a student taking Computer Security you should bookmark this page.

Lecture Topics

The list below gives topics covered in each lecture. You can use this information to guide your study or to get an idea about what was covered in any missed lectures.



  1. Homework #1 Basic Security Concepts. Due: 2018-09-05
  2. Homework #2 Block Ciphers. Due: 2018-09-21
  3. Homework #3 Hashes and Public Key Cryptography. Due: 2018-10-17
  4. Homework #4 Security Protocols. Due: 2018-11-16
  5. Homework #5 TLS Verson 1.3. Due: 2018-11-30
  6. Homework #6 Host Security. Due: 2018-12-07
  7. Homework #7 IPsec. Due: 2018-12-14


Last Revised: 2018-12-12
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