6.857: Computer and Network Security
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.
TBA; for now by appointment (e-mail geofft)
There are no required textbooks. We recommend the following two, though:
- Jonathan Katz and Yehuda Lindell. Introduction to Modern Cryptography. CRC Press, 2007. Author's website (including errata). $62 on Amazon.
- Niels Ferguson, Bruce Schneier, and Tadayoshi Kohno. Cryptography Engineering. Wiley, 2010. Author's website. $35 on Amazon.
Both books are on reserve at the MIT Libraries. Again, you're not required to purchase them.
A course information handout and a syllabus will be available on the first day of class.