ECE: Electrical & Computer Engineering

ECE 5586 Information Technology Security and Trust


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ECE 5586 Information Technology Security and Trust (3C)

Advanced security and trust concepts and implementation in wired and wireless computer networks and computer systems; malware defenses, impact of channel fragility, node mobility, cooperative functionality, and resource constraints on security and trust at the different layers of the Internet protocol stack. MIT Students Only (Master of Information Technology)

Typically offered: Spring. Program Area: Computers.

Prerequisites: Prerequisites: ECE 5585.

Department Syllabus Information:

Major Measurable Learning Objectives:
  • Design secure applications and systems.
  • Implement access controls.
  • Use computer-based tools to identify untrustworthy software or communication circumstances.
  • Implement and evaluate advanced attack mitigation and recovery techniques and technologies for various types of attacks at the different network layers.
  • Describe the lifecycle of a trustworthy wireless network.
  • Describe vulnerabilities and attacks on state-of-the-practice wireless networks.
  • Describe key security, privacy, trust and performance metrics in wireless networks.
  • Determine Return on Security Investment (ROSI).

Course Topics
Topic Percentage
1. Overview of system and networking and applications 5%
2. Measures to secure applications 10%
3. Money, property - E-banking, digital signatures 15%
4. Hardware-based security 10%
5. General system vulnerability analysis and penetration testing 105%
6. Standards & compliance testing (ANSI, NIST, HIPAA, FERPA, SOX, GLBA) 15%
7. Trustworthy wireless network design issues 15%
8. Tools for securing systems 10%
9. Trustworthy network managment issues and techniques 10%

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