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COMP4617: Empirical Security Analysis and Engineering

This unit will present the lessons from recent research and from case studies of practice to bring students the skills to assess and improve the security of deployed systems. A particular focus is on data-driven approaches to collect operational data about a systems security. We explore deployment issues at local and global scale, e. g. for X. 509, DNS, and BGP, and also take human factors explicitly into account. As a result, students will learn to put building blocks of security together in a sound way, to arrive at engineering solutions that are empirically verifiable, functional, and secure against realistic threats. As Dan Geer once famously said: Any security technology whose effectiveness cant be empirically determined is indistinguishable from blind luck.

Code COMP4617
Academic unit Computer Science
Credit points 6
Prerequisites:
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CSEC3616 or INFO3616 or ELEC5616
Corequisites:
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Enrolment in a thesis unit. INFO4001 or INFO4911 or INFO4991 or INFO4992 or AMME4111 or BMET4111 or CHNG4811 or CIVL4022 or ELEC4712 or COMP4103 or SOFT4103 or DATA4103 or ISYS4103
Prohibitions:
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COMP5617

The learning outcomes for this unit will be available two weeks before the first day of teaching.

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