Computer & Network Security

EECS 588 – Winter 2014

OverviewScheduleReadingsAttack PresentationsCourse Project


Paper Response Guidelines

Write a ~400 word critical response to each required paper.

Your most important task is to demonstrate that you've read the paper and thought carefully about the topic.

Paper responses are due before the start of class via the online submission system. Before you upload your work, the system will ask you to assess earlier responses written by your peers. We'll combine peer feedback and our own evaluation when determining your grade.

Reading List

This list is subject to change. Updates will be posted by the end of the day on the Friday before each lecture.

Unfortunately, some articles require paid subscriptions to journals and digital libraries. You can access these for free when connecting on campus. For off-campus access, try the U-M VPN or the MLibrary Proxy Server Bookmarklet.

Welcome / Essential Crypto

Tuesday, January 14

Thursday, January 16

How Crypto Fails

Tuesday, January 21

Thursday, January 23

Binary Exploitation

Tuesday, January 28 — Basic Exploitation

Thursday, January 30 — Modern Attacks

Malicious Software

Tuesday, February 4 — Malware

Thursday, February 6 — Isolation

Web Security

Tuesday, February 11 — Web Attacks

Thursday, February 13 — Web Isolation

Human Factors

Tuesday, February 18 — Authentication

Thursday, February 20 — Usable Security

Mobile Security

Tuesday, February 25 — Mobile Security

Thursday, February 27 — Pre-proposal presentations No written response required for today.

Network Security

Tuesday, March 11 — Network Attacks

Thursday, March 13 — Online Crime

Advanced Threats

Tuesday, March 18 — Cyberwarfare

Thursday, March 20 — Mass Surveillance

Securing Critical Systems

Tuesday, March 25 — Health and Safety

Thursday, March 27 — Securing TLS

Privacy and Confidentiality

Tuesday, April 1 — Privacy in the Cloud

Thursday, April 3 — Deletion and Leakage

Online Freedom

Tuesday, April 8

Thursday, April 10

Physical Security

Tuesday, April 22 No written response required for today.