6.857: Computer and Network Security
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.
Tuesdays, 2:00pm - 5:00pm 26-142
There are no required textbooks. The following few might be useful, 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.
- Christof Paar and Jan Pelzl. Understanding Cryptography. Springer, 2010. Authors' Website. $40 (hardcover) or $36 (Kindle) on Amazon.
These 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.