CS 419 Documents

O you possessed of sturdy intellects, observe the teaching that is hidden here beneath the veil of verses so obscure.
         — Dante Alighieri, Inferno IX:61-63, trans. A. Mandelbaum

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Lecture notes

Week Title
Week 1 Introduction - lecture notes
  Introduction - slides (6 per page)
Week 2 Access control - slides (6 per page)
  Access control - lecture notes
Week 3 Program hijacking and injection - slides (6 per page)
  Brief clarification on what stack frames are
Week 3/4. Command injection attacks - slides (6 per page)
Week 4 Confinement - slides (6 per page)
Week 5 Exam 1: study guide
Week 5 Confinement: sandboxes - slides (6 per page)
Week 6 Malware - slides (6 per page)
Week 7 Cryptography - slides (6 per page)
Week 9 Integrity and key exchange protocols - slides (6 per page)
Week 10 Exam 2: study guide
Week 10 Authentication - slides (6 per page)
Week 11 Biometrics and CAPTCHA - slides (6 per page)
  Network security (6 per page)
Week 12 Firewalls & VPNs (6 per page)
  Web security (6 per page)
Week 13 Bitcoin (6 per page)
  Mobile device security (6 per page)
Week 14 Exam 3: study guide
Week 14 Content protection, watermarking, and steganography (6 per page)
Week 15 Anonymous connectivity (6 per page)
Week 15 Internet of Things (6 per page)

Recitation notes and exam reviews

Week Title
Week 1 Introduction (6 per page)
Week 2 HW1 review and Access control (6 per page)
Week 3 HW2 review and assignment 3/4 discussion (6 per page)
Week 4 Pre-exam 1 review (6 per page)
Review of 2019 Exam 1 (6 per page)
Week 6 Malware review, malware defenses, assignment review (6 per page)
Week 7 Assignment 6 review (6 per page)
Week 9 Assignment 7 review and pre-exam-2 review (6 per page)
Week 11 Network security: DNS, VPNs, TLS (6 per page)
Week 12 Homework and web security review (6 per page)
Week 13 Pre-exam 3 review (6 per page)