Special thanks to Emulab who provides infrastructure for projects of this course.
Course Description
Course title: Network Security
Course number: ITIS 6167/8167
Course discipline: Computer and Information Science
Course description: This course provides an introductory overview of network security. Topics include, program security (buffer overflow), authentication and identification, protocols (SSL/TLS, IPSec and VPN), Kerberos and PKI, firewall, IDS, DoS attacks, phishing, XML security, security for wireless environments, email security, virus, worm, instant messaging security, cookies, and VoIP security.
Course date: Thursday, August 25, 2005 through Thursday, December 1, 2005
Location: Atkns 143
Meeting day(s): Thursday
Meeting time(s): 6:00pm - 8:40pm
Prerequisite(s): ITIS 6200 or consent of the Department.
Required reading: Network Security (Private Communication in a Public World, Kaufman, C., Perlman, R. and Speciner, M., Prentice Hall , 2002
Instructor Information
Name: Yongge Wang
Office location: STECH 310G
Office hours: 3:00pm - 6:00pm (Thursday)
Phone: 704 687 8665
Teaching assistants: Wenjuan Xu ( Office Hours: Monday 1:30pm-4:30pm, STECH 306
Topic 1: Introduction
Lesson: Introduction to computer security
Topic 2: Program security
Date: Thursday, September 1, 2005
Topic 3: Cryptography, PKI, and Kerberos
Date: Thursday, September 8, 2005
Topic 4: Authentication and Identification
Date: Thursday, September 15, 2005
Topic 5: IPSec, SSL, VPN etc.
Date: Thursday, September 22, 2005
Topic 6: Secure Email
Date: Thursday, October 6, 2005
Topic 7: Network Security--Firewalls etc.
Date: Thursday, October 13, 2005
Topic 8: IDS
Date: Thursday, October 20, 2005
Topic 9: Network Application Security
Date: Thursday, October 27, 2005
Topic 10: VoIP security, etc.
Date: Thursday, November 3, 2005
Introduction: Attendance is required for all scheduled classes. One unexcused absense will cost you 5 points deduction from your final points, two unexcused absenses will cost you 10 points deduction from your final points, and three or more unexcused absences may result in the failure of the course.
Grading policy
Introduction: Exam 1: 25%
Final exam: 25%
Projects: 30%
Research presentation: 20%

Typically, A will be given for a total of 90 and above, B will be given for a total of 80 and above, C will be given for a total of 70 and above, D will be given for a total of 60 and above.

Important Note: There will be no make up examinations for those who fail to show up at the scheduled examinations.

Important Dates (may change)
Notice: These dates may change, please check this site regularly for the most recent version
Dates: October 6(Thursday, week 7) : Exam 1
October 6 (Thursday, week 7) : Project 1 due
December 1 (Thursday, week 15) : Project 2 due
November 10 (Thursday, 6:00pm to 8:00pm) :Final Exam
Late Submissions
Introduction: Students who fail in submitting their projects by the specified deadlines will receive a reduced mark, on the basis of a 33% reduction for every day after the deadline (regardless of whether it is a working day or not). Projects submitted three days after the deadline will not be graded and the students will receive a 0 mark.
Academic Integrity
Introduction: Students have the responsibility to know and observe the requirements of The UNC Charlotte Code of Student Academic Integrity (Catalog p. 375). This code forbids cheating, fabrication, or falsification of information, multiple submission of academic work, plagiarism, abuse of academic materials, and complicity in academic dishonesty. There are no special requirements regarding academic integrity in this course. The code will be strictly enforced and is binding on the students. Grade and academic evaluations in this course include a judgment that the student's work is free from academic dishonesty of any type; and grades in this course therefore should be and will be adversely affected by academic dishonesty. Students who violate the code can be expelled from UNC Charlotte. The normal penalty for a first offense is zero credit on the work involving dishonesty and further substantial reduction of the course grade. In almost all cases the course grade is reduced to an F. Copies of the Code can be obtained from the Dean of Students Office. Standards of academic integrity will be enforced in this course. Students are expected to report cases of academic dishonesty to the instructor immediately.