This course surveys computer security and digital privacy from a
practical perspective. Topics include computer attacks and defenses,
current practices and policies in industry and government, security
and privacy entrepreneurship, laws and regulations, "cyberwarfare,"
surveillance, and economics of security.
Computer security landscape.
Passwords, or the "weakest link."
What's in your wallet?
Joel Reidenberg, Professor and Chair, Fordham Law School
Digital privacy landscape.
Daniel Melleby, Director for Cybersecurity Policy
Jeffrey Edmonds, Director for Russia
National Security Council, The White House
Cybercrime and cyberwarfare.
Web tracking and fingerprinting.
Azi Cohen, Executive Chairman, BETTER Mobile Security
Nachiketh Potlapally, Senior Security Engineer, Amazon Web Services
Duncan Goldie-Scot, microfinance and mobile payments pioneer
Bitcoin and cryptocurrencies.
Blockchain: the sequel.
Homework #1 due.
Internet surveillance and censorship.
Aleksandr Yampolskiy, CEO and cofounder, SecurityScorecard
Adventures in TLS.
Austin Berglas, Senior Managing Director and head of U.S. Cyber Investigations and Incident Response practice, K2 Intelligence
Max Krohn, cofounder, Keybase
Vinny D'Agostino, Associate Managing Director, K2 Intelligence
Homework #2 due.
Jonathan Mayer, Federal Communications Commission
Natasha Singer, reporter, The New York Times
Phil Venables, Managing Director and Chief Information Security Officer, Goldman Sachs
Paul Syverson, inventor of onion routing, Naval Research Laboratory
Grading policy: 40% project, 30% homeworks, 30% class participation