6.858 Computer Systems Security


Class Info

Design and implementation of secure computer systems. Lectures cover attacks that compromise security as well as techniques for achieving security, based on recent research papers. Topics include operating system security, privilege separation, capabilities, language-based security, cryptographic network protocols, trusted hardware, and security in web applications and mobile phones. Labs involve implementing and compromising a web application that sandboxes arbitrary code, and a group final project.

This class has 6.031, and 6.033 as prerequisites.

6.858 will not be offered this semester. It will be available in the Spring semester, and will be instructed by N. B. Zeldovich.

Lecture occurs 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM on Mondays and Wednesdays in 32-123.

This class counts for a total of 12 credits.

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