Week 13: Security
- Distinguish between three goals for security: privacy, authentication, and integrity.
- Be familiar with the mathematical concepts behind private- and public-key encryption (but not all the gory details).
- Understand the key distribution problem and mechanisms for dealing with it.
- Be able to choose appropriate mechanisms to achieve elementary security goals.
- Consider how some specific systems, notably PGP, use encryption to achieve their security goals.
Monday, April 27: Security (1)
Mr. Stone will guest lecture on security.
Read P&D 8.1 - 8.3 (pp. 586 - 613).
Tuesday, April 28,
5:30 p.m.: Abstract due
Submit an abstract
on one of the following:
Wednesday, April 29: Security (2)
Mr. Stone will continue his guest lecture on security.
Read P&D 8.4 (pp. 613 - 626). You may also wish to review your earlier readings.
Friday, April 24: Last lab!
Due: Lab 12: Network Management
Assigned: Lab 13: Writing an RFC
Created April 24, 2009
Last revised April 30, 2009