While the recent proliferation of broadband wireline and wireless networking technologies have substantially increased the available network capacity and enabled a wide-range of feature-rich high-speed communication services, security remains a major concern. Network attacks have become common recurring events that increasingly threaten the proper functioning and continual success of the communication infrastructure and services. One way to mitigate such threats is to develop new security/defense architectures, systems, methodologies and algorithms that can scale together with the communications infrastructure in terms of operating speed, operational simplicity and manageability. This course aims to understand the theoretical, architectural, system and implementation issues related to all aspects of security in high-speed networks and study various proposed solutions. Students are required to read research papers and complete a term project with either simulation programs to evaluate the proposed schemes, or architecture/VHDL designs for the schemes.
Prerequisites: CS 6823 or advisor approval. *Online version available.