Computer & Network Security

EECS 588 – Winter 2015

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 13

Thursday, January 15

How Crypto Fails

Tuesday, January 20

Thursday, January 22

Binary Exploitation

Tuesday, January 27 — Basic Exploitation

Thursday, January 29 — Modern Attacks

Malicious Software

Tuesday, February 3 — Malware

Thursday, February 5 — Isolation

Web Security

Tuesday, February 10 — Web Attacks

Thursday, February 12 — Web Isolation

Human Factors

Tuesday, February 17 — Authentication

Thursday, February 19 — Usable Security

Mobile Security

Tuesday, February 24 — Mobile Security

Thursday, February 26 — Pre-proposal presentations No written response required for today.

Network Security

Tuesday, March 10 — Network Attacks

Thursday, March 12 — Online Crime

Advanced Threats

Tuesday, March 17 — Cyberwarfare

Thursday, March 19 — Mass Surveillance

Securing Critical Systems

Tuesday, March 24 — Health and Safety

Thursday, March 26 — Securing TLS

Privacy and Confidentiality

Tuesday, March 31 — Privacy in the Cloud

Thursday, April 2 — Deletion and Leakage

Online Freedom

Tuesday, April 7

Thursday, April 9

Physical Security

Tuesday, April 21 No written response required for today.