CMSC 414, Sections 0101 and 0301

Please read the syllabus


Dr. Michael Marsh
3441 A.V. Williams
mmarsh AT cs

Office Hours

Office Hours Location
Dr. Marsh TBD (or by appointment) AVW 3441
Graduate Student TAs
TA 1 TBD AVW 4103
TA 2 TBD AVW 4103
Undergraduate TAs
Rachel Baylor TBD AVW 4103
Kevin Jordan TBD AVW 4103
Vinay Viswanadha TBD AVW 4103

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Section Lecture Time Room
0101 MW 3:30-4:45 ESJ 0215
0301 MW 2:00-3:15 ESJ 2212


See ELMS for assignments. Readings will be posted before the previous lecture, so you will always have links to the upcoming lecture's readings and the readings for the lecture after that. If you will not be able to attend lecture on a particular date, you must have an excused absence on record on ELMS or you will lose the in-class assignment points for the day. If the lecture time was an in-class exam, it is your responsibility to contact Dr. Marsh as soon as possible to schedule a make-up.

The schedule below is subject to change. SE2e refers to Ross Anderson's Security Engineering, Second Edition (see the sidebar for a link).

Day of Week Date Topic Required Reading
M 8/28 General Intro
W 8/30 Buffer Overflows 1
M 9/4 Labor Day
W 9/6 Buffer Overflows 2
M 9/11 Viruses 1
W 9/13 Viruses 2
M 9/18 SQL Injection 1
W 9/20 SQL Injection 2 (Rosh Hashanah)
M 9/25 Web-based Attacks 1
W 9/27 Web-based Attacks 2
M 10/2 First Exam
W 10/4 Introduction to Cryptography
M 10/9 Cryptographic Primitives 1
W 10/11 Cryptographic Primitives 2
M 10/16 Digital Currency 1
W 10/18 Digital Currency 2
M 10/23 Anonymous Communication 1
W 10/25 Anonymous Communication 2
M 10/31 Networking Background 1
W 11/1 Networking Background 2
M 11/6 Second Exam
W 11/8 Attacks Across all Layers
M 11/13 Attacks Across all Layers
W 11/15 Network Control
M 11/20 Network Control
W 11/22 Thanksgiving Holiday
M 11/27 Censorship and Censorship Resistance
W 11/29 Censorship and Censorship Resistance
M 12/4 Economic Incentives and Underground Economies
W 12/6 Economic Incentives and Underground Economies
M 12/11 Security and Human Behavior
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