CIS 890, Spring 2007
Research Topics in Security
Computer and information security is having an ever-increasing
impact on people's day-to-day life. However, the current cyber
warfare is highly tilted towards the attackers' advantage. It
is extremely difficult to secure a large complex system. And
an attacker only needs to get lucky once. Significant improvement
is needed in today's state of the art for cyber defense technologies.
In this course we will study several of the most pressing security
problems nowadays, and try to find solutions to those open problems.
The course is research-oriented and students are expected to
work on challenging problems in the area of computer and information
security. A great deal of the course is devoted to understanding
security issues in real-life computer applications, with the
expectation that good solutions be identified and developed. The
goal of the course is to equip students with knowledge and techniques
useful for addressing complex security problems they will find in
the real world.
Instructor and course meeting times
Instructor: Xinming (Simon) Ou.
Meeting time and place:
Monday 3:30-5:10 and Friday 3:30-4:20 in Nichols 127
Office hours: by appointment
CIS798: Computer and Information Security, or instructor permission.
Questions can be emailed to xou (put some stuff here) ksu (a little dot) edu.