The goals for CS5430 remain the same as before Cornell suspended classes: Learn the terminology, principles, and defenses that underpin cybersecurity. But physical distance now requires changing our modes of interaction. This page outlines how I am planning to proceed; if things are not working, then we will change the plan.
Though the course goals remain unchanged, the emphasis will change: We will now focus more on your exposure to material, and focus less on assessing your understanding of that material. In school, homework and exam grades signal mastery of a topic. In real life, there are no grades (although there is plenty of homework and exams), so you must yourself judge whether you understand material or should ask questions, invest more time, identify and consult other sources, etc. This final segment of the course thus will be closer to real life: you are now the judge of when to spend more time on reading and/or reviewing a lecture.
Lectures: As luck would have it, eCornell recorded each lecture during the Spring 2019 offering of CS5430. They are making the raw video (3 views, in parallel, with sound) available to our class. Click here to enter the Canvas site hosting that eCornell course. You may listen to any lecture at any time, as many times as you like. The schedule below suggests a pace for viewing the final 12 Spring 2019 lectures, which cover the material we have not yet discussed this semester. Watch, enjoy, and learn --- you have access to the entire set of Spring 2019 lectures, until Sept 2020.
Q+A with Prof: I will preside over a Zoom session each Monday at 10:10am (plus Wednesday 4/8). Each session is intended for answering questions about a particular subset of the final 12 Spring 2019 lectures. The specific lectures to be covered in each Q+A session are listed on the schedule below. For example, the 4/8 session will be devoted to Q+A about capability implementation, review, and revocation. Your participation in Q+A sessions is optional, and no material is being prepared for presentation in those sessions. Pure Q+A. You provide Q, and I provide A. If you attend one of these sessions, you should have already viewed the indicated lectures and/or studied the associated readings.
TA Office Hours: As before, TA office hours are scheduled each weekday. The schedule below indicates which TA is hosting each session and gives a Zoom link for participating in a virtual office hour.
Prof Office Hours: Send email to Prof. Schneider if you need to arrange an individual meeting. Propose a set of times that work for you; weekdays after 12 noon (EDT) is best.