Course Name: Information Security - 5 - Secure Systems Engineering

Course abstract

With increase in the threat of cyber-security attacks, it is important to write software code that is not only efficient but also secure. In this course we will discuss various security vulnerabilities in software code that, if left unfixed, can potentially lead to major cyber-attacks. We will see how these vulnerabilities can arise from simple programming flaws like a buffer that overflows, to complex application runtime characteristics that get manifested in the program’s execution time and power consumption. We will look at some recent cyber-attacks such as Meltdown and Spectre, Heartbleed, and Stagefright. The pre-requisites are a good understanding of C and a basic understanding of computer organization and operating systems.

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Prof. Chester Robeiro

Chester Rebeiro is an Assistant Professor at the Indian Instituted of Technology Madras. Prior to this he was a post-doctoral researcher at Columbia University. He has a PhD from IIT Kharagpur in the area of hardware security. Before joining IIT Kharagpur for his PhD studies, he worked as a member technical staff at CDAC, Bangalore. His area of interests includes security aspect in the operating system, computer architecture, and VLSI. He is particularly interested in applying learning algorithms and formal methods to analyze the security of systems.
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 Course Duration : Jan-Mar 2020

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 Enrollment : 18-Nov-2019 to 03-Feb-2020

 Exam registration : 16-Dec-2019 to 21-Feb-2020

 Exam Date : 29-Mar-2020




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