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INSE 6150: Security Evaluation Methodologies (Winter 2014)
Mondays, 17:45–20:15, FG-B070

Course Outline

The offical course outline is available here.

This course essentially covers how to evaluate the security of X, where X could be anything from a cryptographic protocol to a hardware chip to a large software system like an operating system to a service like email. The exact topics to be covered will be determined as the course progresses.

Students are responsible for attending the lectures and taking notes. No lecture notes will be provide outside of what is taught in class.

Textbook

We will use the following freely available textbook (hardcopies can be be ordered). Exams and assignments will be based on what is presented during the lectures, with the textbooks providing additional detail and formalization:

Assignments and Exams

Assignements are due by the end of class on the due date. They can be handed in during class, emailed to clark@ciise.concordia.ca anytime before the deadline, or slipped under my office door anytime before the deadline. See the assignment itself for the late policy.

Scribe Notes

If you wish, you can opt into creating scribe notes for one lecture by emailing me by Jan 20. Scribe notes will be marked out of 5, and scribing will entitle you to skip doing either assignment. Scribe notes should convey the material presented in the lecture to a degree that is sufficient for somone who did not attend the lecture.

Scribe notes are due one week after the lecture being scribed. Scribe notes should be human-readable (LaTeX, Word, image of handwritten notes). I prefer a digital copy, sent via email to clark@ciise.concordia.ca. Toward the end of the course, starting at a time TBA, we may implement two scribes per lecture to ensure everyone has a lecture to scribe. In this case, scribe notes are to be done individually.

Scribing order: Utkarsh Choudhary, Judah Paemka, Ekim Sahin, Vikranth Kanave, Usman Shafi, Mauricio Mendoza, Fady Mikhael, Sindhura Manthapuri, Jyoti Sharma, Kobra Khanmohammadi, Sruthi Veena Lakshmanan.

Lectures

Students are responsible for attending the lectures and taking notes. No lecture notes will be provide outside of what is taught in class. For further background and reference, see the supplimentary materials provided for each lecture.