6.857: Computer and Network Security

Course Information

Basic Information

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.

Office Hours

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:

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.