Computer Laboratory

Course pages 2013–14

Security II

Lecture slides (by lecturer) and relevant reading material

All lectures 1200-1300 in LT2 @ WGB.

Frank Stajano:
Security, human factors and psychology. Passwords. Security policies. Physical security. (MWF 17-27 Jan)
Richard Clayton:
Security economics (29 Jan)
Steven Murdoch:
Anonymity and censorship resistance (31 Jan)
Sergei Skorobogatov:
Tamper resistance and hardware security (3 Feb)
Robert Watson:
Concurrency and security (12 Feb)
Markus Kuhn:
Cryptography: private key encryption, chosen-plaintext attack security, message authentication codes, authenticated encryption, key distribution problem, number theory, trapdoor permutations. (4up, slides, exercises) (MWF 5-21 Feb, except 12 Feb)

Exercises and exam questions

You are encouraged to use the online Otter system for supervisions, exercises and exam questions. Last year's offline exercise sheet for the initial part of the course is still available as a backup.

Note about exams

Supervisors tell me (FMS) that supervisees repeatedly ask who sets the questions and whether the questions I set will be only on things I lectured and so forth. Let it therefore be known that FMS and MGK will each set one question and that each such question may relate to any part of the syllabus, including topics lectured by the other lecturer or by the guest lecturers. See for example 2012 for constructive proof of me setting and marking a question on a part of the course I did not personally lecture that year.