University of Southern California
Arp spoofing (DETER)
Tunnels and vpns (DETER)
Computer forensics (DETER)
lecture 4:30p - 5:20p Fri OHE122
Until recent years, information systems security was the limited focus of the military and the financial communities. With the recent explosive growth and merging of telecommunications and computing, security has become an integral element of any reliable and robust information systems environment. This class will cover information systems security at the graduate level. Students should have a basic understanding of networking and operating systems prior to attending the class.
Which machine do we use, for which lab? - the various lab activities were developed to work on one or another of the 4 virtual machines installed in the lab. The instructions for each lab should tell you on which platform to do it. As a matter of record, here are the platforms corresponding the activities.
First homework tasks -
Individual lab timeslot assignments
You will be assigned to a particular lab session. You will express preference among the timeslots using this web form:
On the form (which unfortunately does not validate entries) please take care to
enter a unique explicit digit from among 0, 1, 2, and 5 for each of the
seven lab timeslot possibilities.
The software that will process your entry will filter it out (post-validate) if it deviates from that. So fill in the form correctly to avoid adversely affecting our meeting your preference. I will do my best to follow student preference within my ability to control. (8/28)
The web form is here . To use it, you need to supply an ID. Your ID is your last name, all lower case. On-campus students who were registered as of yesterday are in the web form's database. There are multiple chens, guptas, and jains. In those cases suffix your last name with 1 or 2 characters of your first name. I will make a supplemental update with names of later registrants sometime next week. (8/28)
The calendar is subject to later adjustment, which would be announced here and in lecture. (8/28)
Strong recommendation - each week, preview or scan (visually) the lab instructions in advance before your lab session. It will enable you to do the exercises more efficiently, with greater understanding, and ensure you can finish before the lab ends. (8/28)
Support questions - try the "Labs" category of the discussion board found on DEN/Blackboard for CS530. If it's a question of general interest (maybe somebody else has the same question in mind) put it there. Alternatively, or for more specifically personal questions, email@example.com email address, shared by me and the lab graders. (8/28)
Your graders - Xuanni Du and Gautam Bhatnagar. Both took CS530 last year. Both are helpful and familiar with the lab exercises you will do. (8/28)
Lab location - room OHE406. The hardware-identical computers in this room have removable hard drives. You will be assigned a drive. You will insert it in one of the computers when you arrive at the lab each week. You will put it in a locker afterward, where it will be stored for you until the following week's session. (8/28)
DEN students - most if not all of the lab exercises are performed in VMware virtual machines. We will make available images of the same vm's that are installed in the lab, for you to install on your machine. You will then be able to run that vm using VMware player, which is distributed free from www.vmware.com. The lab handouts (instructions) will be posted online, here on this website, weekly. I intend to distribute the vm images to you via download, details to be communicated to you by email. (These are not for the consumption of on-campus students.) (8/28)