6.857: Computer and Network Security

Course Information

Basic Information

Mondays and Wednesdays, 11:00am - 12:30pm Room 1-390

Prerequisites: 6.033 and 6.042; 6.006 (or 6.046) is also recommended. Students who are familiar with the relevant computer systems and mathematics background may take the class without the formal prerequisites.

Office Hours

TBA; for now by appointment (e-mail geofft)


There are no required textbooks. We recommend the following two, though:

Both books are on reserve at the MIT Libraries. Again, you're not required to purchase them.

Detailed Information

A course information handout and a syllabus will be available on the first day of class.