Computer Security (CIS-4040) Home Page

This is the home page for Peter Chapin's Computer Security course notes for the Spring 2016 semester. Here you will find electronic versions of class handouts, homework assignments, lecture slides, and links to other references of interest. If you are a student taking Computer Security you should bookmark this page.

Adobe Connect

All live lectures will be accessed from the same URL.

The list below are approximate lecture-by-lecture topics for this course. The topics with links to Adobe Connect lectures are for this (Spring 2016) edition of the course. The topics without links are approximate and subject to change.



  1. Homework #1 Introduction and DES. Due: 2016-01-29
  2. Homework #2 AES and Encryption Modes. Due: 2016-02-11
  3. Homework #3 Public Key Cryptography and Secure Hash Functions. Due: 2016-03-11
  4. Homework #4 Security Protocols and SSL/TLS. Due: 2016-04-01
  5. Homework #5 Host Security. Due: 2016-04-22
  6. Homework #6 IPsec. Due: 2016-05-09
  7. Homeworks below are subject to change


Last Revised: 2016-04-26
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