6.857: Computer and Network Security

Course Information

Basic Information

Lectures are on Mondays and Wednesdays, in different rooms: Mondays, 11:00am-12:30pm, 66-110 Wednesdays, 11:00am-12:30pm, 56-114

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

Tuesdays, 2:00pm - 5:00pm 26-142


There are no required textbooks. The following few might be useful, though:

These 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.