Courses of Study 2021-2022 
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Courses of Study 2021-2022 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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CS 5435 - Security and Privacy Concepts in the Wild

Fall. 3 credits. Letter grades only.

Prerequisite: CS 2800  or CS 4820  or permission of instructor. Enrollment limited to: Cornell Tech students. Offered in New York City at Cornell Tech.

V. Shmatikov.

This course is a broad overview of modern computer security and digital privacy. It aims to impart technical and social understanding of how and why security and privacy matter, how to think adversarially, and how (and how not) to design secure systems and products. Topics include authentication, Web and mobile security, network, OS, and low-level software security, elements of applied cryptography, privacy protection technologies, censorship resistance, and security and privacy of emerging platforms, illustrated by studying real-world systems and attacks. Key learning objectives include understanding the role of threat modeling in the design and evaluation of modern computing systems, how exploitation of computing systems works, and approaches to finding and remediating vulnerabilities.

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