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Network Systems Security

CPSC 526 - Network Systems Security

Attacks on networked systems, tools and techniques for detection and protection against attacks including firewalls and intrusion detection and protection systems, authentication and identification in distributed systems, cryptographic protocols for IP networks, security protocols for emerging networks and technologies, privacy enhancing communication. Legal and ethical issues will be introduced.

The lectures for this course run concurrently with CPSC626.

Course Policies

For the complete list of course policies, grading scheme, and tentative list of topics, please refer to the official course outline:


Network Security: Private Communication in a Public World, 2nd Edition by Charlie Kaufman, Radia Perlman, and Mike Speciner


  • HW1 - 250 points
  • HW2 - 250 points
  • Roving Assignment - 100 points
  • Midterm Exam - 100 points (March 9th)
  • Final Exam - 300 points


We will not use D2L. Instead, we will use Piazza for class communication.

Please actively engage on the Piazza forum for this class:

Lecture Schedule

Tutorial Schedule