Computer Security is a
Level 9 course given in Semester 2.
Course Catalogue entry.
Lectures are held on Mondays and Thursdays at 16:10, in Teviot Lecture Theatre Doorway 5, Medial School, Teviot, Central.
The course lecturers are Myrto Arapinis and Kami Vaniea
The first lecture is on Mon 11th January 2016.
Slides will be added below as we go along. The slides from last year will give a good idea about what's coming up. Readings are optional. Unless otherwise noted, readings are from the recommended textbook Security In Computing.
These are lecture slides, not comprehensive notes. You should supplement the slides with notes taken in lectures, and from your own reading. References and specific reading recommendations are given in slides, further guidance is given in lectures. The examinable material consists of what is covered in lectures, tutorials and practicals (unless specifically excluded) and the reading recommended in lectures.
There are four tutorials. Tutorial groups are managed by the ITO, and will be announced soon.
Tutorials are based on question sheets which you should use to help guide your own study for the course. Solutions will be issued a while after the question sheets so you can measure your progress. There is not enough time to cover all topics; you should aim to cover remaining topics to a similar depth of knowledge.
There are two assessed coursework exercises, each worth 12.5% of the final mark.
Documents above are in PDF format.
Comments, suggestions, corrections are welcomed.
To print course materials, make sure your PDF reader has the correct page size and orientation.
Copyright: except where stated,
lecture notes and other course
materials are Copyright (C) School of Informatics, University of
Edinburgh, and respective authors.
Lecture slides prepared by David Aspinall and Myrto Arapinis with
additions by Mike Just and Julian Bradfield.
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