CMSC 414 – Fall 2015

Fall 2015 – Section 0201


An introduction to the topic of security in the context of computer systems and networks. Identify, analyze, and solve network-related security problems in computer systems. Fundamentals of number theory, authentication, and encryption technologies, as well as the practical problems that have to be solved in order to make those technologies workable in a networked environment, particularly in the wide-area Internet environment.


Tu/Thu 2:00-3:15. CSIC 2117

Instructor: Michelle Mazurek
Office hours: Tuesdays, 3:30-4:30 pm, or by appointment. 3421 AVW.

TAs (shared across sections 0101 and 0201):
Katura Harvey: Tuesdays 5-6 pm, Wednesdays 2-3 pm
Karthik Nayak: Mondays, 8:50-10:50 am, AVW 4103.
Lee Williams: Thursdays, 1-3 pm, AVW 4103
Chengxi Ye: Fridays, 1-3 pm, AVW 4103.