Spring 2022 Course Descriptions

CS 27-01 How Systems Fail

S. Guyer
MWF 10:30-11:45, Joyce Cummings Center 265
E+ Block

Failure of computer systems within the larger context of complex systems, including the power grid and aviation. Failures of algorithms and protocols, engineering and implementation, systems and applications, people and culture. Attacks, attack recovery, security, privacy, and attribution. Case studies of failures and attacks, including distributed denial of service, Meltdown, Spectre, and spear-phishing attacks.

Prerequisite: COMP 13 or consent of instructor.

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