6.857: Computer and Network Security
Lectures are on Mondays and Wednesdays, 11:00am-12:30pm, in 4-270. Recitations are on Fridays 11:00am-12:30pm in 4-270.
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 4-5 PM in 36-155
Thursdays 4-5 PM in 26-302
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). $69 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. $35 on Amazon. This is available as an e-book from MIT libraries.
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.