CS373 Computer Network Security

for SP 2007

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CS 373 Computer Network Security


SP 2007 HO


Hsin, Wen


Associate Professor



Office Location

Science Hall 016A

Office Hours

Monday 8:10am to 9:00am and 1:50pm to 3:05pm; Wednesday 8:10am to 9:00am; Friday 8:10am to 9:00am and 1:05pm to 2:20pm



Semester Dates

1/16/2007 to 5/11/2007

Class Days


Class Time

11:00 - 12:15 PM



Credit Hours



(1) Security+ Guide to Network Security fundamental, 2nd edition, Mark Ciampa, ISBN 0-619-21566-6
(2) LabSim for Security+, ISBN 0-619-21716-2

Textbooks can be purchased through the MBS bookstore

Textbooks can be purchased through the Parkville Bookstore

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McAfee Memorial Library - Online information, links, electronic databases and the Online catalog. Contact the library for further assistance via email or at 800-270-4347.
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Course Description:
This course introduces students to various security concepts, issues, and countermeasures in both computer systems and computer networks. The topics to be examined include, but are not limited to, cryptographic techniques and applications, attack and vulnerability identification, defenses and countermeasures, security tools and techniques, and ethical and legal issues. Several of these concepts may be put into practice using laboratory exercises. PREREQUISITE: CS 365. 3:0:3

Educational Philosophy:

I believe that most people learn best by actually working with and using the information presented in class. To do this, we will have a number of assignments that will give the students an opportunity to work through some of the difficult course topics.

Class Assessment:

Final exam, bi-weekly tests, homework and project assignments.


Homework, Labsim, Project assignments        40%

bi-weekly tests                40%

Final Exam                     20%


Letter grades are assigned (based on your overall score) as follows:


            90 - 100           A

            80 - 89            B

            70 - 79            C

            60 - 69            D

            less than 60       F

Late Submission of Course Materials:

Each student is allowed TWO late submissions for the entire semester. It is intended to be used for lateness due to family problems, sickness, printer or diskette malfunctions, losing the homework, transportation problems, forgetting to bring the (completed) homework to class, etc. Once this allowance is used up, no further late submission is allowed.

A late allowance extends an assignment by one class period. For example, if an assignment is due on Wednesday 10:00am, a late allowance extends the assignment deadline to Friday 10:00am of the same week.  

Additionally, once the solution key of an assignment is posted, no further submission will be accepted.

Classroom Rules of Conduct:
Park University's Student Conduct Code is strictly enforced.

Course Topic/Dates/Assignments:

Tentative Schedule: Subject to change
Weeks 1-2: Chapters 1 and 2
Weeks 3-4: Chapters 3 and 4
Weeks 5-6: Chapters 5 and 6
Weeks 7-8: Chapters 7 and 8
Weeks 10-11: Chapters 9 and 10
Weeks 12-13: Chapters 11 and 12
Weeks 14-15: Chapter 13 and Appendices
Additional cryptographic topics and techniques will be introduced if time allowed.

Academic Honesty:
Academic integrity is the foundation of the academic community. Because each student has the primary responsibility for being academically honest, students are advised to read and understand all sections of this policy relating to standards of conduct and academic life.   Park University 2006-2007 Undergraduate Catalog Page 87-89

Plagiarism involves the use of quotations without quotation marks, the use of quotations without indication of the source, the use of another's idea without acknowledging the source, the submission of a paper, laboratory report, project, or class assignment (any portion of such) prepared by another person, or incorrect paraphrasing. Park University 2006-2007 Undergraduate Catalog Page 87

Attendance Policy:
Instructors are required to maintain attendance records and to report absences via the online attendance reporting system.

  1. The instructor may excuse absences for valid reasons, but missed work must be made up within the semester/term of enrollment.
  2. Work missed through unexcused absences must also be made up within the semester/term of enrollment, but unexcused absences may carry further penalties.
  3. In the event of two consecutive weeks of unexcused absences in a semester/term of enrollment, the student will be administratively withdrawn, resulting in a grade of "W".
  4. A "Contract for Incomplete" will not be issued to a student who has unexcused or excessive absences recorded for a course.
  5. Students receiving Military Tuition Assistance or Veterans Administration educational benefits must not exceed three unexcused absences in the semester/term of enrollment. Excessive absences will be reported to the appropriate agency and may result in a monetary penalty to the student.
  6. Report of a "F" grade (attendance or academic) resulting from excessive absence for those students who are receiving financial assistance from agencies not mentioned in item 5 above will be reported to the appropriate agency.

Park University 2006-2007 Undergraduate Catalog Page 89-90

Disability Guidelines:
Park University is committed to meeting the needs of all students that meet the criteria for special assistance. These guidelines are designed to supply directions to students concerning the information necessary to accomplish this goal. It is Park University's policy to comply fully with federal and state law, including Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, regarding students with disabilities. In the case of any inconsistency between these guidelines and federal and/or state law, the provisions of the law will apply. Additional information concerning Park University's policies and procedures related to disability can be found on the Park University web page: http://www.park.edu/disability .

Additional Information:

No calculator, cell phone, or any electronic device is allowed in any test.

You will be allowed to take a make-up test only if you give me a note that is signed by a doctor, sports coach, or funeral director, and the signer's phone number is on the note. Make-up tests will tend to be harder than the original tests. All make-up tests must be taken within one week of the original test's day.

Important Dates

March 25      Last day to drop and receive a "W" (Withdraw) on your transcript.


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